Emma and Clueless- Transformation Values!

The combination of Emma, written by Jane Austen that sets in the nineteenth hundreds England and the film Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling sets in modern day Beverley hills results in a transformation.. Although Heckerling’s characters are based on the teenagers of the twentieth century Beverly hills resident, the film still presented some essential values that are present in Emma. These values are the social status, marriage and love and the role of women. Heckerling achieved this through the use of camera techniques, audio effect and other filming techniques.  
In a community, social status is a very important aspect of the community. It decides who you are, who you can talk to and what you can do. A person of a lower social class often cannot perform activities together with someone of a higher social class. In Emma, social class is strictly followed. Emma would not let Harriet marry Mr. Martin just because he is of a lower social class and Emma thinks Harriet deserves better. She thinks Mr. Martin is “unworthy of her”. Even though she heard positive things of the Martin family, she still believes that “they must be coarse and unpolished, and very unfit to be the intimates of a girl…” This further proves the importance of social status in Emma’s time. One’s social status automatically gives the other person a general idea of who you are and what you do. It is very hard to change one’s social class in the time of Emma.

Some people believe in love at first sight some people believe that one must spend time with each other in order to have affection with each other. Either way, people thinks that marriage is a way to seal this love so that I can be preserved for life. In Emma, women need to get married before they go old to that they can marry a reputable man and to secure their wealth. In nineteenth hundred England, women cannot own any property. Thus the only way to secure their live and their wellbeing is to marry a wealthy and reputable man.   In Emma it...