Literature and cinema: images of femininity in pride and prejudice

Sandra Guardini T. Vasconcelos


By comparing the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen with an American filmic version from 1940, the article draws attention to the shift in the focus of the two narratives. While the novel provides alternative possibilities for the stories of the female characters, the filmic version chooses to reinforce an idealized image of social harmony.


literature and cinema – marriage – Jane Austen


Copyright (c) 2002 Sandra Guardini T. Vasconcelos

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