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  • Compare And Contrast Emma And Clueless

    Heckerling’s 1995 film, Clueless for a modern Western teenage audience. Emma and Clueless both stand as reflections of their time; that of Regency England and postmodern America respectively. While the general plot line remains, Heckerling has adapted the refined country setting of Highbury, England to the fast-paced and commercialised society of twentieth century California, to reveal the changes in attitudes, values and beliefs over time, particularly in regards to the perception of marriage, social stature and propriety as well as the role of women…

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  • Gender And Gender Themes In Jane Austen's Clueless

    Two hundred years ago, women (mostly women writers) were starting to think that maybe they didn’t have to be stuck as second class citizens in a patriarchy. Even though they had these ideas, they were so repressed that they couldn’t really speak their minds; no one would listen. Some writers, including Jane Austen, thought that maybe, they could plant a little seed of feminism, or the start of feminism, into their minds with stories that challenged current views. All of Austen’s works deal with…

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  • Gender Roles In Emma And Roman Polanski's Film 'Tess'

    Journeys involve the exploration of the self, as individuals review their growth and development in the light of experiences which challenge and inspire them. The power of a journey, provides insights into the lives of individuals and the understanding of the world around them. This concept can be seen within Jane Austen’s novel ‘Emma’ and Roman Polanski’s film ‘Tess’. Jane Austen and Roman Polanski compel their protagonists through a life of continual process of growth towards mature…

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  • Enchantment In Fairy Tales

    The reading questions and discussion boards were particularly important in helping me analyze and research especially for my RA. For example, this particular question made me ponder upon several things until I researched and found something interesting to use for my RA. “George Cruikshank – “Cinderella and the Glass Slipper” Q: The stepmother is portrayed as proud, selfish and extravagant which makes her unjust and cruel, in contrast to Cinderella whose “disposition was even better than her…

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  • Essay On Relationships In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

    The novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen could not have been named better. This is because of the personalities that result in the actions of the two main characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. Elizabeth Bennett, or Lizzie, is one of the five Bennett daughters, but is nothing like her other sisters. She completely refutes society’s ideas about a woman’s purpose and marriage. This often leads to her having more pride than the average woman of the Regency Period. Elizabeth does…

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  • Character Analysis Of Fake Smiles In 'Emma'

    Fake Smiles Do you ever laugh at a joke that is not funny or fake a smile when a situation is uncomfortable? The honest answer for most people is yes. You flash a fake smile for a few seconds in order to avoid an awkward situation. Imagine having to force a smile every day to hide your true feelings. In the novel, Emma, Miss Bates lives a façade to conceal her many insecurities and true unhappiness. She appears to be cheerful and full of life but she is crumbling inside. Miss Bates is the…

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  • The Movie Clueless

    Clueless Adolescence is the period of development that begins in puberty and ends in adulthood. There are three different stages of adolescence, early, middle and late adolescence. Arnett (2012) The film Clueless focuses on the second stage, middle adolescence which begins at age fifteen and ends around seventeen. This film shows what the social, emotional and mental development is like for a teenager living in an upper class society. Social Cognitive development during adolescence includes…

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  • Clueless Case Study

    Webster's dictionary defines clueless as “providing no clue, completely or hopelessly bewildered, unaware, ignorant, or foolish.” This mother, whom we call, Mary Jane, fit this definition perfectly. She had been in and out of the legal system more than seven years. These Guardians were shocked by the size of her file, which consisted of numerous volumes that covered a complete ten-foot shelf. Her case would close, and then reopen again, again, and again. It was a perfect pattern of a “revolving…

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  • Clueless Movie Citation

    On November 10, the late clueless star Brittany Murphy, has been turned 38, she was died on December, 2009 of cardiac arrest, at age of 32. here's a look some of Brittany Murphy's most memorable movie flash back from her too-short career: Clueless, 1995: Brittany Murphy as Tai Frasier: The ugly duckling transformed into the beautiful swan. Clueless opened theatrically in 1,653 theaters. Drop Dead Gorgeous, 1999: The American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring…

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  • Emma And Clueless Analysis

    The circumstances that form the setting for an event, otherwise referred to as the context is an undoubtedly fundamental factor in the development of any creative piece. This ideology is supported by an analysis on the Georgian era novel Emma and the 20th century film Clueless. Both texts manage to incorporate the themes of class and vanity, both of which maintain extreme prominence. An in-depth exploration of these themes provide a sophisticated comprehension of the social, political and…

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