Emma is a novel of character and of character alone and of one domineering character in particular Emma Woodhouse . Emma is a young woman with acute sense of the divisions of social rank in the town of Highbury where her own family is the first in consequence and large in fortune. The theme of the novel is the heroin’s emergence at the end of the story to see society in true perspective. She endures a private purgatory of same and regret at her behavior and outlook. Emma is treated throughout with irony and Emma is really a heroine wit all possible failing but innately honest.