Frank Churchill

Frank Churchill can be seen as a heartless cad or a flirtatious but OK guy. It depends on how he's played. He is the son of Mr. Weston who has been brought up away from town, with an elderly aunt. He's secretly engaged to Jane Fairfax - but when both of them arrive in town (separately) he goes out of his way to flirt with other women and convince them that he loves them. He also puts down Jane publicly. Yes, he cannot show his affection for Jane in the open, but on the other hand there is no need to disgrace her or to torment other women.

1996 Emma
They are gentle here with Frank's character, giving him the benefit of the doubt. Yes he does flirt a bit with Emma, but not too much. He does tease Jane slightly, but he also sticks up for her, signing with her, defending her when Mrs. Elton is trying to find her a job. They play up Frank's rescue of Harriet from the gypsy mob. So they give him the best possible light.

Frank Churchill

At the end Frank and Jane can finally be together in public.

Frank Churchill

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