Essay On Pride And Prejudice Movie And Movie

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Maria Arellano Period 4 Pride and Prejudice: Differences Between the Movie & the Book When filming a novel, especially one as well-known as Pride and Prejudice, differences can be observed between every adaptation that is made. These differences mainly arise from different opinions concerning the actual conceptual message of the book and therefore lead to rather different intentions of what an adaptation should be about. Hence the fact that no matter which book is turned into a movie, there are going to be different things between the two. Although there were some differences between the novel and the movie, to an extent the movie is still able to depict what Austen wanted her readers to take from the book even though there were some major changes. They say that the “first-impression” you leave on someone, will create a lasting impression, which will lead to the creation of their opinion on you. Just like the way you act around an unfamiliar person creates a “first-impression” of yourself, the first scene of a movie or of a book creates a “first-impression” about what you think the book will be about. In Pride and Prejudice, the infamous first line, “ “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”, creates a perception that leads you to believe that this sentence also offers a miniature sketch of the entire plot, which concerns itself with the pursuit of “single men in possession of a good fortune” by various female characters. The first “scene” in the novel is different from the first scene in the movie in which Joe Wright completely left out the first sentence of the novel which is inarguably one of the most famous first sentences of a novel. Without ... ... middle of paper ... ...e book, Elizabeth is depicted as being sweet and intelligent, while in the book, she was depicted as being sometimes rude. A big difference between the book and the movie is that in the book, Darcy and Elizabeth were always surrounded by others, but in the movie, they could be found being by themselves a lot. This difference could be very pivotal to the meaning of the book. In the movie and book Pride and Prejudice, there are differences from the movie and the book. Some of the differences between the movie and the novel can be a direct cause of Joe Wright having his own opinions in regards to how he believes the message should be depicted. Although there were some differences in the movie that did not correspond with the book, Joe Wright was still able to fully depict the theme Austen wanted her readers to realize without fully staying true to what Austen wrote.

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