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Essay | Jane Austen's Emma and Clueless

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Jane Austen's Emma and Clueless

Summary: Compares the film version of Jane Austen's Emma to the 20th century film Clueless. Considers how the updated time period changed the setting and modernized the themes of the story to suit the different historical and social contexts.
The process of transformation from Jane Austen's nineteenth - century novel `Emma' to Amy Heckerling's twentieth - century film `Clueless' has been dramatic but at the same time retained the essential ideas of the original text. Mazmanian states, `Clueless...exemplifies how popular culture re-appropriates Austen's novels to serve up-dated agendas...Emma (offers) a thematic skeleton.'

Emma is a novel set in the parochial Highbury. This canonical text offers a rural representation of 19th century English life, a world characterized by tight formal social rituals, the high status of marriage, stigma attached to sexual relationships and a world of social and physical immobility. The era which Austen wrote was a time of violent change as it was an Age of Revolution. Despite this fact, Austen's novels, particularly `Emma', deal with revolutions within characters, rather than dealing with external revolutions. `Emma' focuses on marriage, which is...

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