I wish I could be apart of this time and era... This book is so enjoyable for us of the modern time to read, to understand the appearance of society in the Edwardian era, the clothing, the speech and the people. I adore the way the people present themselves, with such grace and also such politeness, something I wish we had in our society today. Not only is the storyline of the book thrilling and beautiful, the vernacular language make the entire novel romantic. For me Elizabeth Bennet is a character of such depth and passion, I admire her strength and wit, she is very impressive considering women of this time did not present themselves to be particularly head strong. In relation to the series and the film, I feel as though the series is more historically accurate, and more so of the book, however it is the film for me that really makes me feel apart of it. Perhaps because of the modern day screening and also the beautiful soundtrack which makes the entire thing more emotional. I love the characters both in the series and the film, but I just love Keira Knightly's take on Elizabeth Bennet, her wit amuses me greatly, Mr Darcey in the film is such a mysterious character, and very intriguing. I would give a great deal to meet Jane Austen, she has created a piece of art that many wish was not a fictional novel....
the most beautiful parts in this book are :
when he said : "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library"
and also "“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”.....
amazing book & film :) ^_^ !
1984 is a brilliant, brilliant novel. Not just just a good story, but a genius portrayal of sheer totalitarianism.
Contemporary dystopias, particularly YA (you know what I mean) have the tendency of making the government very fallible, and almost weak, so dependable. Big Brother never had that, they were so thorough and had everything so secure they could never be fought against. And the inherent ability for the government to persevere is what makes it such a good book.
Contemporary works believe the power is in the individual or in the masses, and it's nice to believe that. But the proletariat are just so used to their existence, it would never happen, that's the truth.....
I'v loved the way how Orwell described people ,society every every thing was just perfect
still in Big brother is watching you's effect :p (y)
Everyone looks at Christopher McCandless story as one that should push people to go out, in the wild, alone, to find freedom. No one looks at the message Christopher sent: a person can find him/herself struggling to live in this society (a capitalistic and globalized one, where one consumes to always consume more - i.e. buying brand new phones when your own is still working, or a new car because it is more beautiful than the one you have) but you cannot change the society from outside, alienating yourself in the wild, with no contact with that "society". Christopher tried to go back in that society, he built his own awareness, he understood he needed people and things around him to be happy, not the extreme and sometimes empty wildness. And as you can see, he remains 113 days in the wild. But travels for 2 long years, meeting people, not feeling alone at all. To sum up, I believe you can be free everywhere, if your soul is free. You can love others, if you love yourself. And traveling is a way of being free and of loving, with no necessities to "close" yourself in the wild. And believe me, though you may sometimes decide to travel alone (so with no people you know) you will never be alone along the route, as you will meet those who will make up your traveling days and experiences - and everything will make more sense and will be more amazing. "Happiness only real when shared" C.J. McCandless.