Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jane Austen Week - Saturday: Conclusion (Movie Scene Game Answers, Your Favorite Quotes, Jane Austen Advice Column, Questions Quotes)

And here we come to the end of Jane Austen Week. Thank you everyone for participating in it. So, there are a couple of things in this post. One, I will have the Movie Scene Game answers and a list of everyone who got all them correct. Two, from Monday's post, you have suggested what other quotes that you liked that I didn't post on that post. Three, I'll have some of the Jane Austen Advice Column entries here. And lastly, I have quotes from other bloggers for the questions for Jane Austen Week. Enjoy!

Mystery Picture Answers

Mystery Picture #1
Answer: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Mystery Picture #2
Answer: Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Mystery Picture #3
Answer: Emma (2009)

Mystery Picture #4
Answer: Northanger Abbey (2007)

Mystery Picture #5
Answer: Emma (1996) (with Gwyneth Paltrow)

Mystery Picture #6
Answer: Persuasion (1995)

Mystery Picture #7
Answer: Emma (2009)

Mystery Picture #8
Answer: Sense and Sensibility (2008)

Mystery Picture #9
Answer: Persuasion (2007)

Mystery Picture #10
Answer: Emma (1997) (with Kate Beckinsale)

Thank you everyone for playing! Here is a list of the winners that will be featured on my sidebar! Since not as many people participated as I thought, I'll list the ones that are above 50% on my side bar.

Miss Laurie (Old-Fashioned Charm) -- 100%
Melody (Regency Delight) -- 90%
Miss Raquel (God's Daughter) -- 60%

Your Favorite Quotes

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant." ~ Persuasion, Chapter 23 (Suggested by Faith Hope Cherrytea from Faith Hope and Cherrytea)

The Jane Austen Advice Column
If you would like to see the different entries to the Jane Austen Advice Column, click on one of these links!

Charity U from Austenitis
Mel from But When a young lady is to be a heroine
Maria Elisabeth from Miss Georgiana Darcy
Miss Laurie from Old-Fashioned Charm
Melody from Regency Delight
Elizabeth from The Endless Road

If I missed yours, let me know so I can add it!

Question Quotes

"I love Emma because she's different. Her personality is the kind that I can't help but enjoy reading about. She has her faults, certainly, but overall she does her best to be good. " ~ Charity U from Austenitis on her top three favorite Jane Austen Heroines

"I love the intricacy and elegance of her plot lines, told with such simplicity and humor. She wrote truthfully, from what she knew, she didn't romanticize things and make them plots fanciful. Her characters are completely real and interesting. They could certainly have been real people and I always enjoy studying them, delving into what their lives were really like. In her writings and characters she knew what she believe and her heroes and heroines value truth, sense, good manners, kindness and intelligence." ~ Miss Laurie from Old-Fashioned Charm on her favorite things about Jane Austen

"I love her incredibile wit, her smart use of words. Oh, to be able to communicate so humourosly and to the point! She is a master of irony and a talent in wit" ~ Maria Grazia from A friendly meeting place to read and discuss anything Austen on why she loves Jane Austen

"Emma was the next Austen book I read. It remains one of my favorites to this day due to it's complex, yet highly enthralling plot. The main heroine of the story is Emma, and though many might take a disliking to her since she's quite mischievous and a terrible matchmaker, I love her character...and she changes by the end, anywayThere are plenty of other memorable characters from Emma as well. The story is full of wit, which makes it especially fun to read." ~Jemimah C. from Beautiful Blank Pages on Emma

"Mansfield Park is a novel that is so close to my heart. I love it! As I have already mentioned it was the first Austen novel I ever read, so it is very special. 
I truly believe that Mansfield is the most beautifully written book that I have ever read, and I love reading it aloud because the language is so beautiful.
I love the characters in this novel- especially Fanny. She is sweet, selfless and so very patient. She is an unsung heroine, who just like in the novel deserves much more attention than she receives. As I read this book I am always struck with how Fanny's pain (and joy) becomes mine too. I love the emotional depth of this novel." ~ Mel from But when a young lady is to be a heroine on why she loves Mansfield Park

Plus Marianne was teachable enough: at the beginning and well into the novel she always disliked her sister Elinor's sense, and prefered her sensible emotion. However, by the end, she discovers that it's better to have a little bit of both. Same, I might add, with Elinor ~ His Handmaiden at ~His Handmaiden~ on why she loves Sense and Sensibility

"Pride and Prejudice – good moral, suspenseful love story" ~ Miss Raquel from God's Daughter on Pride and Prejudice

"I know that many people don't care for Catherine because she is so easily swayed by those around her.  But I appreciate her innocence and sincerity.  When she does make a mistake, she tries her best to make it right.  I also appreciate her genuine, unselfish affection for those around her.  Like Emma, she also grows and changes for the better through her experiences.  She goes from a girl with an uncontrollable imagination to a more careful, thoughtful young woman by the end of the book." ~ belle'sbeast from Never Grow Up on why she likes Catherine Morland (Northanger Abbey)

Anne Elliot- for her sense, her steadfast love and peaceful nature. " ~ OldFashionedGirl from Of Old Fashion Dolls and Dresses on why Anne Elliot is one of her favorite heroines
He's such a sweet, protective brother to Georgiana.  He loves Elizabeth enough to go to great lengths to protect her family's reputation, and he takes her reproofs seriously to heart.  And face it: there ISN'T any Darcy without Colin Firth." ~ Maria Elisabeth from Miss Georgiana Darcy about Mr. Darcy

"Allow me to quote Emma a couple times here: “I know no man more likely than Mr Knightley to do the sort of thing—to do anything really good-natured, useful, considerate, or benevolent.” “You might not see one in a hundred, with gentleman so plainly written as in Mr Knightley.”Very true; Mr. Knightley is a very kind, considerate, true gentleman. Other people’s feelings always influence his actions. When he finds out that Frank is to marry someone besides Emma, does he rejoice that it might be possible for Emma to marry himself? No, Frank Churchill is a scoundrel, and Emma must be miserable. He must go to her, and make her feel better, if he can.—Dear Mr. Knightley! His long-lasting love for Emma is so touching. He’s no fairytale hero, and I like him all the better for it. He’s a real hero. Oh, and did I mention that he was Jane Austen’s favorite out of all her heroes?

A quote from Mr. Knightley: I cannot see you acting wrong, without a remonstrance….It was badly done indeed! ...This is not pleasant to you, Emma—and it is far from pleasant to me; but I must, I will,—I will tell you truths while I can, satisfied with proving myself your friend by very faithful counsel, and trusting that you will some time or other do me greater justice than you can do now.”" ~ Melody from Regency Delight about Mr. Knightley

Thank you everyone for participating in Jane Austen Week and for making it successful! Did you have fun? Would you be interested in other similar events here at Elegance of Fashion? Would you care for a repeat of this event with different posts? What would you think about an event for the Jane Austen Advice Column? Leave a comment! I'd love to hear what you think!

 God Bless,
 God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet


  1. Lovely job, Miss Laurie!! Ooh, I was close!! And I *should've* known those other ones :P haha

    Yay! What a delightful way to end a delightful week of Jane Austen-ness :) Thank you for hosting the event, Miss Lizzy!

    ~Miss Raquel

  2. Oh, and thanks for quoting me (about P&P) :)

  3. Lovely lovely lovely! Thank you so much for hosting Jane Austen week! It was a lot of fun.

    I'm surprised more people didn't particiapte in the picture-spotting game! I thought it was really fun! I rather forgot about answering for that one picture...but I didn't have Emma in my mind at all, so I wouldn't have gotten it right even if I did make a random guess. haha

    Thank you for linking & quoting me! :)

  4. Yay! This Jane Austen Week was so succesful! All of your posts were so interesting and fun to join in on! And it was so much fun to read the posts from others about Jane Austen and especially to read their answers to the questions and read the Advice Column letters! The quotes you included from everyone are so interesting and true! It would be delightful if you were to have another event like this, maybe repeating this Jane Austen event or having like a Gaskell or Dickens week could be interesting. Having a Jane Austen Advice Column event would be very interesting! I had so many other ideas for Jane Austen characters to write as, it's so much fun to write in their voices!
    Thank you for hosting this Jane Austen Week and letting us all get involved.

    Your Fellow Janeite,
    Miss Laurie :)

  5. I've really enjoyed reading your posts, Jane Austen week has been a great success.
    I was going to participate, but with one computer between ten and school work, I just didn't get round to doing it. : (

  6. I can't believe it's the end of the Jane Austen Week! I had such an enjoyable time reading your posts, the advice columns, and answering the questions. Thank you for hosting it!

    P.S. I had a feeling Mystery Picture #3 was Emma and #5 was Emma (with Gwyneth...Romola doesn't look like that). I should have kept to my first guesses. Looks like I need to polish my knowledge of Austen adaptations. Congratulations to the top three! Miss Laurie had 100%!


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