Pride And Prejudice Adaptation Essay

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Since her debut, Jane Austen has proven to be one of the most influential authors of all time. Because of the success of her novel, Pride and Prejudice, many producers in the entertainment industry took the original concept and adapted it to appeal to different audiences of today. These adaptations have proven profoundly successful in reaching both Jane Austen fans and the general public. In an attempt to analyze the techniques of adapting one of Austen’s novels, I created my own pastiche. Although my scene treatment, Deep Thoughts, limited the audience to understanding only the similar events of chapter 54, there are several changes I made for my adaptation in the novel as a whole. My adaptation would not only be successful because of its …show more content…
However, my pastiche is more of a stealth adaptation in which most of the audience will not be able to recognize the Pride and Prejudice qualities. There will be a present of many of the feminine qualities of the original novel, but also include intense and more derogative scenes that men will be attracted to. Also, my pastiche is formatted in a more recent event, World War II, that the audience would have a general understanding of; it would be more difficult for people to relate to the original novel because of the older English culture. Overall, both Austen and non-Austen fans would be reached with my …show more content…
As revealed by the success of Gurinder Chadha’s adaptation, Bride and Prejudice, the audience reacts well to actresses, such as Aishwarya Rai, that are able to present themselves as strong female leads. Therefore, I would have Jennifer Lawrence play Elizabeth Bennett because she is well-known and individuals would positively associate her astounding acting skills to my adaptation. Also, Lawrence is known for acting as strong female leading characters, such as Katniss Everedeen in The Hunger Games, and would be a perfect fit for the independent, strong personality of Elizabeth. Lawrence would work well alongside Liam Hemsworth because of his previous role working with her as Gale Hawthorne. Many individuals would associate their unique chemistry on the screen in The Hunger Games to Pride and Prejudice. Therefore, more people would desire to see the adaptation. Also, Chloe Grace Moretz would be well-suited for the role of Jane because of her previous association of being a more gentle, happy female character in If I Stay, in which she played Mia. These famous individuals would attract a large number of the youthful and popular culture in the same way people were attracted to Becoming Jane because of Anne Hathaway. In conclusion, my adaptation would be appealing in the entertainment industry because of the actors and

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