Emma Thompson

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  • Essay about Persevering Literature

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    has been adapted into various screenplays, including one by Emma Thompson. Another version of the film was done by the BBC. Perhaps it is the manner in which it was filmed, the character choices or other aspects of the films that make them so different. Though they are based upon the same novel it is to be sure that the Emma Thompson version will preserve Austen’s talent in the world of film.      The Emma Thompson version can be well spoken of in that its greatest strength

  • Essay Functions of the Chorus in Shakespeare's Henry V

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    Functions of the Chorus in Shakespeare's Henry V In Shakespeare's Henry V, the chorus plays a prominent role. There are few other plays written by Shakespeare that include a chorus, however in no other play does the chorus have such an important role. The principal purpose of the chorus is that of story telling. The chorus acts as a guide for the audience, narrating parts that wouldn't fit into the action of the play. For example in the Act II Chorus, we are told about

  • Analysis Of Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing

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    Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing is remarkably different in tone from the other plays discussed. Unlike the other two comedies, Taming of the Shrew and Merchant of Venice, there are far fewer comedic aspects that do not translate well to modern audiences. The film has much less violence in it than the others and even its chief villain is more like a cartoon villain than an outright evil manipulator. The tragedies are known for their fascinatingly complex villains such as Richard III or

  • A Comparison of Olivier and Branagh's Adaptations of Henry V Essays

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    A Comparison of Olivier and Branagh's Adaptations of Henry V Media Comparative Essay: (in the medium of film) concerning the 2 well known film versions of Shakespeare’s Henry V of Olivier (1944) and Branagh (1989) in the specific scenes of “A Little Touch of Harry in the Night” and “The Crispin Crispian Speech” A comparison of these scenes in the two film versions of Henry V indicated above in a discussion of all the major cinematic issues in integrating a story like

  • Similarities Between King Lear And Catcher In The Rye

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    The truth of one’s character can be expressed through his or her own thoughts, actions, and words. Respectively, one’s downfall is embodied by his or her own character. In William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Lear’s character is depicted as one who descends into madness as a result of his irrational actions early in the play. Similarly, Holden Caulfield, from J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, enters the coming-of-age process; however, his behaviour illustrates his ongoing cynicism and depression

  • Persuasion By Jane Austen

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    collection is that the concept of freedom and selfishness is often associated with the unsympathetic characters. Emma for instance has been ‘doing just what she liked’ for most of her existence (1). These traits could also be adapted to many other characters in the novel, but to emphasize on one individual disdainfully would be Elizabeth Elliot, Anne’s older sister. She is depicted in a very Emma like

  • Emma by Jane Austen: "She is Loveliness Itself"

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    reveals it by going out with the person. Maybe you were never in one of these situations but I am sure you have seen it or heard about it at some point. It is a very common occurrence therefore it is a story line that catches attention. In the novel, Emma by Jane Austen this storyline is hinted at throughout the story. As the reader, you almost see it coming but are still surprised by it. Jane Austen Jane Austen was born in 1775 in England. She was the second to last of eight kids and the youngest

  • Born Into Blindness

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    ​Judgment, reason, and clarity of perception; these are all qualities that contribute to blindness within Jane Austen’s Emma; a blindness that Austen herself feels can be avoided. This form of blindness ultimately yields unhappiness due to an inaccurate perception of human situations and feelings. With Emma’s inability to perceive the truth and her lack of self-understanding, she becomes the victim of her own imaginative world of matchmaking and false happiness induced by Mr. Woodhouse, her father

  • Class Rigidity and Social Mobility

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    suggests that Wentworth is more favorable to support Anne than Sir Walter, even though he thinks himself highly superior to Wentworth. After Frank Churchill arrives in town Emma takes him to shop at Ford’s and says “You will be adored in Highbury. You were very popular before you came, because you were Mr. Weston's son—“ (Austen, Emma, 155). Mr. Weston was a former army captain and earned enough money to buy his own land putting him in a higher social situation. This quotation shows that not only is

  • Jane Austen 's Emma And Amy Heckerling 's Clueless Essay

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    Though written over two centuries apart, the protagonists in Jane Austen’s Emma and Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, are very much alike. They are strong female characters of a certain social standing, that are expected to abide by a particular set of rules and adhere to societal norms. Unlike most young women, Austen’s Emma and Heckerling’s Cher are able to disregard social expectations¬ — like Emma’s idea of marriage, and Cher’s idea of sex — simply because they are privileged and socially stable enough