Pride And Prejudice Pastiche Analysis

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…
Biermann is only concerned that her daughters will find husbands who have high social status which includes husband at the time a steady job, connections with various people, and respected by the community. The fortune or financial inheritance is not a large concern for the people of 1950’s New York society. Also, Mrs. Biermann’s urgency for her daughters’ marriages is intense in the adaptation because she discovers that she has cancer. She wants to know that her daughters will have husbands that can take care of them in their German-oppressing society. Even though her cancer is in its early stages and can be treated, she is still in a complete frenzy and wants her wishes to be completed before her passing. Overall, my pastiche entwines the original plot of Austen with new adapted properties. One of the main goals of creating a Pride and Prejudice adaptation is to satisfy and intrigue a large audience in the entertainment market. There are several elements in my pastiche that proves that it would be successful in the …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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