Discussion Worksheet: Jane Austen Today
Answer the prompt, in a full paragraph using complete sentences. When you are finished, submit this assignment to your teacher by the due date for full credit.
Jane Austen’s novels have been popular for over two hundred years, despite the fact that the world she lived in no longer exists. Pride and Prejudice in particular has been repeatedly adapted for plays and movies, and other novels about Darcy and Elizabeth have been spun off it. So what’s the big deal? Why is Austen’s novel still so popular, with people returning to the story and adapting it to different cultures and times? What is it about her characters, their relationships, and her writing that has enduring resonance? Offer compelling reasons and support them with textual examples. (Quotes)