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Jane Austen and Bridget Jones ... Impossible connection?

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  • Impossible connection? Jane Austen – Bridget Jones
  • Commonness
    • What do they have in common?
    Jane Austen Bridget Jones
  • Who is Bridget Jones?
    • A single British woman in her 30s
    • She struggles with men, her weight, and her work in a publishing company
  • Who was Jane Austen?
    • English author
    • Jane Austen lived from 1775 to 1817
    • Her novels are highly prized not only for their light irony, humour, and depiction of contemporary English country life, but also for their underlying serious qualities.
  • Where is the commonness?
  • Jane Austen novels
    • Captured the social lives of the middle to upper class in her era.
    • They are classic works and their titles are:
      • Northanger Abbey (published 1817).
      • Sense and Sensibility (published 1811).
      • Pride and Prejudice (published 1813).
      • Mansfield Park (published 1814).
      • Emma (published 1815).
      • Persuasion (published 1817).
  • Jane Austen novels comes alive (1/2)
    • All her novels has been brought to the screen as TV series and/or films
  • Jane Austen novels comes alive (2/2)
  • 1st commonness: The main actor
    • The main character of Bridget Jones’s diary film and the main character of Pride and Prejudice series is played by Colin Firth
  • 2nd commonness: The name of the main character
    • Mark Darcy is the main character of Bridget Jones’s diary film
    • Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is the main character of Pride and Prejudice series
  • Is this a coincidence?
    • Not at all!
  • Is this a coincidence?
    • Not at all!
    • All has been dreamt by Helen Fielding
      • The author of Bridget Jones’s diary (published in 1996)
      • She is a fan of Jane Austen novels
      • She became a fan of Pride and Prejudice series in 1995
      • Since then, Colin Firth is his heartthrob
  • How her dreams became true (1/2)
    • The original Bridget Jones's Diary is loosely modelled on Pride and Prejudice series
    • Bridget Jones is obsessed with the TV film of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice starred by Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy , the arrogant aristocrat ensnared by love.
  • How her dreams became true (2/2)
    • Bridget and her friends see over and over a Pride and Prejudice scene where Colin Firth dives into a pond and then comes out soaking wet. They are obsessed with Colin Firth in a wet ruffled shirt.
    • Naturally, the first film's organizers of Bridget Jones’s diary chose Colin Firth to star as an in-joke as well as for the good reason that he's an excellent actor
  • Conclusion
    • There are plenty of strange coincidences in the world
    • Ladies ... If you want your most private, secret dreams to become true, then you should write a best seller.
  • Still awake?
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