Compare Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones’s Diary
When we think of these books they seem to be totally different to each other and we wouldn’t think to compare them. When both looked at closely they actually aren’t that different.
Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen is a classic book from the Victorian Era. It is also one of the first ‘romantic comedies’ in the history of the novel. It is a book that has been enjoyed by many, having most aspects of a love novel. A rich, dashing young man, and a likeable, young woman who both end up falling in love in the romantic setting back in the very different Victorian era.
The plot sees the Bennet family try to get their five daughters married to wealthy, respectable men. When second eldest, Elizabeth meets bachelor Mr. Darcy she finds him arrogant and not to her taste at all. When she later discovers that Darcy has got involved in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. However the more they dislike each other they are being brought together and in the end are married as are her sister Jane and Bingley.
Bridget Jones’s Diary which is written by Helen Fielding, it is from the modern day. It follows the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty something year old in London written in diary form. Bridget's year begins with her having a crush on her boss, while her parents try to fix her up with Mark Darcy, who is recently divorced and back from America. Bridget has no luck with or attraction to Mark Darcy. After flirting with her boss, Daniel Cleaver, he asks her on a date. Unfortunately Bridget and Daniels relationship doesn’t work out and they split up. She begins working with Mark and he ends up asking her on a date, on Christmas day Mark declares his love to her. In the sequel to this Bridget becomes worried about Mark Darcy, thinking his intern likes him but is actually a lesbian. After a few ups and downs, Bridget almost ends...