An Academic Comparison on Pride & Prejudice and Bridget Jones’ Diary

As is seen in the many parallels between the book, Pride and Prejudice, and the movie, Bridget Jones’ Diary, in terms of societal expectations, social economic status, and the development of the characters respective relationships, the latter was built up with the Pride & Prejudice plot in mind, which poses the question: How can a story written with past social conventions in mind, relate so well to a contemporary plot?

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