Mrs BatesMrs Bates is generally not a "talking" character in this story. She is an elderly member of the village who used to have a lot of money, but who has fallen on hard times. Emma should feel sorry for her but instead she ridicules both Mrs. Bates and her daughter ("Miss Bates") for being annoying people. Only later in the story does she realize how rude she's been and try to make amends.
Mrs. Bates literally does not talk at all in this version, and the only interaction TO her is a few shouted words by her daughter, Miss Bates. She looks around like an own, only dimly aware of what is going on around her.
In this image Mrs. Bates is on the left, her daughter Miss Bates is on the right.
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