Hope you all are enjoying the Jane Austen Birthday Assembly! I don't believe I've ever told the story about how I "met" Jane Austen and became a fan of hers.
A while passed and I continued to want to see Pride and Prejudice in its entirety. Luckily, PBS was playing the entire miniseries on Masterpiece Classic over a couple of weeks and my mom and I both watched it together. I fell in love with Pride and Prejudice. I felt like I really understood the characters and I got the story very well. I related to Elizabeth Bennet so much: our personalities were very similar. I had never related to a character like that before. So I couldn't wait to read it junior year!
|Yep, this was the book|
Now, with me, it doesn't bother me so much if I see a movie and then read the book. I find that I can still remember the story well when reading it and I also remember differences from the book and the movie. Plus, if there are any holes in the movie, I can pick up what happened in the book. So, I read though Pride and Prejudice after seeing the miniseries. I couldn't believe how closely the miniseries was to the book. There were whole parts of the book where I could picture exactly what was happening on the page. It was amazing!
My mom a little while after then bought Sense and Sensibility (the Emma Thompson version), though I wasn't exactly interested in it (shock!) since it couldn't possibly live up to Pride and Prejudice. But once I watched it with her, I was hooked on Jane Austen after that. Then I was reading after Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility, Emma, etc., watching miniseries, movies and what not!
So that's how I "met" Jane Austen! How did you meet Jane Austen? Leave a comment telling about your story!