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The Satire of "Emma" and "Clueless"

Summary: A comparative analysis of the opening chapters of the novel "Emma" by Jane Austen and the film "Clueless" by Amy Heckerling that appropriated and updated the "Emma" plot to 1990s California. Both versions are satires of its eras mores and values.
The ways Emma and Clueless are valued in contemporary society

Clueless focuses on Cher, a girls journey in which her own moral and emotional exploration is espoused, whilst at the same time, the modern society in which she exists is satirised and commented on throughout. The film is in fact, an adaptation of Jane Austin's 19th century novel, Emma. The same issues are addressed in Emma as in Clueless, and the challenges that face both main characters reflect the values of their own context.

Heckerling, the creator of clueless, uses similar themes in her film as Austin uses within Emma. The themes, obviously however, are supported by which context they exist in, whether it be 19th century Victorian society, or in the 20th century world of rich American teens. Both Austin and Heckerling use various techniques by which they are able to present their ideas, almost using their...

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