Taking Charge of Your Own Narrative

Ok technically inspired by Austen – Jane gets the Fanny Price type character allocated to her and she’s not having it, so she takes charge of her own narrative.

Austenland is an adapted screenplay (no controversary unlike Barbie) from the book of the same name by Shannon Hale. Where the movie mocks Austenites, in the novel Jane isn’t even one of their number; her Aunt sends her on holiday. The book is infinitely better (and there’s a sequel) though the movie does have some redeeming features – just look at that cast!

In the book Jane is pushed into her adventure my her Aunt, in the movie she sends herself, but her decision to take control is due to the way she is treated as the “poor” character. So it’s the other characters that make her do it.

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