Irony In 'Emma And Clueless'

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Emma and clueless – - Use of an omniscient narrator to allow reader to reassess their impressions of the characters. - Occasional intrusive comments by the use of irony (mr knightley’) - Over loud, face paced, non diegetic, over bright colours - Music establishes mood and highlights the emotional states of characters - Mr knightley provides correct evaluation of the characters’ behaviours and personal worth - Emma’s lack of perception and the pain she caused Harriet was the first stage of self-awareness relinquishing by Harriet of mr elton’s memorabilia and her confession that she loves mr knightley forced emma to realise she loved him - Emma needs to accept her personal faults and demonstrate social responsibility through her actions,…show more content…
Through self knowledge and awareness cher realises that it should be an act of love, not an act to conform with societys conventions - Mr knightley- mentor figure that sees and tells emma her faults. Vital catalyst for their change. - Upscale society - He only wanted to aggrandise himself- mr Elton - Difference in context- sexuality and multiculturalism - Chers superficial attempts - Context: modernised Austen’s 19th century context by using a different country, era and social group. - Main values: wealth is indication of social success and status - Emmas world is affluent, with impressive homes , carriages, domestic staff - Status is equated with assets and cliques govern personal relationships - Teenage obsession with fashion and shopping reinforces superficiality of her social milieu - Film explores her growing recognition that her worls is superficial and based on false perceptions - Protégé Harriet is transformed into tai and are socially inferior - Divorce is a common in contemporary society - Responsible looking ensemble - Cher matches up miss geist and mr hall but the historical differences mean that if the relationship doesn’t work out they can split or get a
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