The Similarities and Differences Between the Female Protagonist in “Pride and Prejudice” and the Female Protagonist in “Bridget Jones Diary”.

Topics: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones's Diary Pages: 3 (1085 words) Published: March 5, 2013
Analytical Essay:
Write an essay analyzing the similarities and differences between the female protagonist in “Pride and Prejudice” and the female protagonist in “Bridget Jones Diary”.

Directed by Sharon Maguire in 2001, one hundred and eighty-eight years after Pride and Prejudice was published in 1813, Bridget Jones's Diary would seem be quite different compared to Pride version is seen through the plot, characters, context, values, and language and film techniques. Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary can be quite changing to the extent in which they are similar. The first line from Pride and Prejudice states "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." This line has been modified in Bridget Jones's Diary as, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that the moment one area of your life goes okay, the other falls spectacularly to pieces." This shows the similarities between the texts and allows parts of Pride and Prejudice through Bridget Jones's Diary to be noticeable. Bridget Jones's Diary and Pride and Prejudice do have a similar plot. The protagonist is female; she is looking for love and is under pressure to find love by her mother. The protagonist meets a man but his pride and her prejudice keeps them apart. She has been led to believe that the man is dishonest and had been involved in some promiscuous past behavior. Yet he learns to love her "just the way she is" and she learns the truth about her past behavior and he lets go of his "pride" and she lets go of his "prejudice" and they ironically fall in love. In analyses of the plot outline we see the texts do resemble each other and Bridget Jones's Diary is a highly imaginative interpretation of Pride and Prejudice. Another resemblance of the two texts is the distinctive alike characters. Bridget Jones's Diary reproduces numerous characters which are modern versions of characters from Pride and Prejudice. Darcy's...
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