|Source: Pride and Prejudice Comparison at|
Elinor, Elizabeth, and Emma
Susannah Harker is not pretty like Jane Bennet is supposed to be.
|Rosamund Pike as Jane Bennet|
in the 2005 movie of Pride and Prejudice
But Susannah Harker isn't pretty enough to be Jane Bennet, you say? Everyone in Pride and Prejudice (1995) says that Jane Bennet is prettier than Elizabeth, though Elizabeth is way prettier than Jane. What's with that?
|A Regency lady. Notice|
the Grecian/Roman influence
of her dress.
During the Regency Era, Ancient Greek and Roman styles were all the rage. Women dressed their hair similar to how the Ancient Greeks and Romans with curls framing their face. I've seen pictures of Regency women wearing Romanesque/Grecian crowns on their head. Take a look at the picture to the right. There are a lot of Roman/Grecian influences in the lady's dress. The way her hair is put up, the crown, and the gown she wears all have some form of Roman or Greek influence.
|Susannah Harker as Jane Bennet|
So while Rosamund Pike is pretty to us, she doesn't capture that Roman/Grecian/old-fashioned look that was considered beautiful during the Regency Era, however Susannah Harker captures this look and gives Pride and Prejudice 1995 more of a Regency, old-fashioned feel to it.
What do you think? Do you think my argument make sense? Or do you disagree? Leave a comment!