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  • Austen's Emma
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    Emma Goes Hollywood Between 1970 and 1986, seven feature-length films or television miniseries, all British, were produced based on Jane Austen novels; in the years 1995 and 1996, however, sex additional adaptations appeared, half of them originating in Hollywood. The concerns at the center of Jane Austen's plots sex, romance, and money play a large part in the adaptability of Jane Austen's work into film. The details of developing love and the constraints of limited finances provide difficultie...
  • Importance Of Self Knowledge
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    Love in Relationships vs. Love for Oneself In a day where loving yourself first is not only accepted but often expected, it is a stretch for the 20th (or 21st) century mind to see marriage as a necessity, as it was for Jane Austen and some of the greatest of her heroines. Marriage for money and convenience, as well as familial preservation, formally dominated matchmaking choices. Love and romance were but luxuries in the business-like fashion of marriage. Austen contested this reality and critic...
  • Emma And Mr Knightley
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    A Review of Emma " ve read Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and most recently Emma. All of them are wonderful, and I can never decide which one is my favorite book by Jane Austen. But definitely Emma is, to me, a very engaging one. I have no special feeling about this book at first glance. Because of Jane Austen, I choose it and take some patience to read. And finally, the patience is greatly rewarded. Emma is a timeless story which is both funny and compelling. The characters are all...
  • Miss Bates As A Woman
    628 words
    In the novel Emma, the author, Jane Austen, uses many different techniques to characterize Miss Bates as a woman with no intellect, but a very kind heart. Miss Bates in a humorous character who is loved and loving. Austen's diction is one such technique used to characterize Miss Bates. Miss Bates is a "contented" old woman with certain "cheerfulness" to her nature. Miss Bates always has good intentions and is always a happy, joyful woman. Her good will towards others makes her such a popular wom...
  • Elizabeth Bennet And Emma Woodhouse
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    ... ever occur between Mr. Darcy or Mr. Bingley and one of the Benet daughters. Caroline is constantly trying to impress and flatter Darcy. In some of the funniest parts of the novel, Caroline attempts to embarrass and deflate Elizabeth in front of Darcy, especially while Elizabeth is temporarily staying at Netherfield to attend to Jane, but Miss Bingley underestimates her rival and is usually embarrassed when her plans backfire and make Elizabeth seem more desirable to Darcy. Caroline Bingley i...
  • Emma's And Cher's Fathers
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    The film Clueless, written and directed by Amy Hecker ling, is an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma and closely parallels the story in terms of character development and action. Although Emma was written in 1816 and developed ideas and issues of that period in time, 180 years on we can still recognize and identify with the exact same issues. This just proves that despite all the radical social changes that have taken place since Jane Austen's time, people and life haven't really changed all...
  • Elses Ideas Values In Relation To Culture
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    'Transformation is just an excuse for using someone elses ideas. In the case of Emma by Jane Austen having been transformed by Amy Heckerling into the film Clueless, the adaptation to a new setting, changed values and culture, and a modification of techniques to suit a new medium and social context is required. In the process of transformation a new setting must be created so that the responders can relate more to the work. This is shown by Heckerling Clueless, an adaption of Emma, which Austen ...
  • Mr Knightley And Emma
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    Although the story of Jane Austen's Emma is centralised around the journey of her heroine who grows to maturity as she gains insight into her human follies, there are many other important themes and concepts which underlie the novel. Through this novel Austen provides an examination and insight into the class system of her era and challenges the preconceived attitudes of the conventions of society. Through her satire and irony Austen criticizes and mocks the manner in which high class society op...
  • Heckerling's Movie Clueless
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    The transformation of Jane Austen's novel Emma into Amy Heckerling's movie Clueless does not trivialize the original text, but rather, enriches it by repositioning the responder. Clueless allows for a whole new understanding of Austen's Emma. An apparently superficial teen flick whose onion-like layers of meaning are peeled back one by one. The class structure and social mores evaluated in Emma are transformed in Clueless, reflecting modern values and relationship power plays. The similarities o...
  • Emma And Cher
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    The external mechanism of literary transformation is a physical modification of form and concept in the mode of the derivation of one text from another. Whilst the new is fundamentally different to the old, recurring thematic similarities afford an appreciation of cultural fluidity and the progress of ideology and representation. The art of transformation engenders critical literary investigation into the relationships between text, context and the reciprocal interrelation of texts. Amy Heckerli...

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