Emma Woodhouse Is Handsome, Clever, And Rich

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Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition and has lived twenty-one years and has very little stress in her life. But what if Emma was taken from her Georgian-Regency England and placed in the Twentieth century; would she be just as accomplished or would she just be a silly little girl. Jane Austin herself stated that “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”. The narrator of the book Emma also describes her as being spoiled and thinking a too well of herself. In the movie Clueless, Alicia Silverstone plays Cher, part of the social elite who believes her way is the smartest way. Both Emma and Cher feel because of their standing in society that they are best to give advice to their friends, but little do they know they both could learn something from them. The comparative of the different characters will put it to light how in two different generations view the world. Austin’s Emma is not any different than the young adults of this generation and the contrast and comparison of the characters will be evident. The film Clueless which was written and directed by Amy Heckerling is an adaptation of the novel Emma written by Jane Austin. The main characters of both the movie are very clear to point out; Emma Woodhouse and Cher Horowitz. They both live an upscale life style and are well known by those in both Highbury and Beverly Hills. In Highbury, the Woodhouse’s are “first in consequence there. All
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