Topic: Adapting a Jane Austen Novel
Imagine that you are adapting an Austen novel for stage or film. What elements might you be tempted to change—especially for a modern audience—and what should not be tampered with if the integrity of the work is to be preserved? These elements could be scenes, characters, dialogue or something else. Explain why they are so crucial to the novel. How does what can and cannot be changed shed light on Austen’s popularity and influence?
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