Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Period Drama Week questions part 1

So sorry to be so behind in posting! Anyway, Miss Elizabeth Bennett over at Elegance of Fashion is Hosting a Period drama week! I am very excited about it!! :) she has some lovely questions to answer. So that is what I am going to do here. I hope you enjoy!! :)

1. How did you get introduced to period dramas? It was when I first watched Pride and Prejudice 1995 with my mom. That was when I was about 7. It has only been in the past couple of years that I have really really gotten into it.

2. What is it that you like about period dramas? I love the clothes, the stories, the people, the language, and the culture of the time. That is what I love about it.

3. Do you usually read a book and then watch the adaptation or do you watch the adaptation and then read the book? Um..... I usually try to read the book first, and then watch the adaptation, but this does not always happen. Sometimes it is because I watch the adaptation that I learn there is a book.

4. What are your top 3 period dramas and why? Oh this is going to be difficult to chose!

1. North & South 2005 - I love contrasts that are in this story, how it shows the differences between the north, an the south. I like how you see two sides to an issue and you can see how one is right and the other is right too. They both have good points, but there needs to be a middle ground. I find my self thinking this every time I read the book, or watch the TV series.

2. Sense & Sensibility- Elinor would be my main reason for liking this book. I really like the story in general of showing that Sense is better than Sensibility. I like how it shows how unfair marrying how society wants you to marry. It is unfair to marry some one that you don't like, let alone love, just because they have a great social status. And that in the end it really shouldn't matter, what should matter is what makes you happy.

3. Jane Eyre- I love Jane, she is quite and religious. The language is beautiful, and the story grabs me every time I read it. I have trouble putting it down. I like to reread it and to see the issues and themes that Charlotte Bronte hides in her book. The more times I read it the more of these themes I pick up.

5. From those three period dramas that you picked, who is your favorite character from each one?

1. Mr. Thornton would be my favorite character from North & South. He is a self made man, which I highly respect, he knows he lacks some education and wishes to further it, education is important to me. He overall seems to be a nice person, with faults that make him a more real person.

2. Elinor Dashwood I simply adore! I find myself identifying with her a lot, and seeing that we are alike in some aspects. She is an oldest daughter, I am an oldest daughter. She is sensible, I try to be sensible. Not to mention that one of the younger sisters to the Austen Heroine quiz and she got Marian Dashwood!

3. Jane would be my favorite. She has strong morals that she will flow even though it breaks her heart to do so. She has not had an easy life, but makes the most of what she has. She is very independent, which I have that in my personality. Overall I find her a strong character and very admirable.

6. Which author do like the adaptations or the best? I would have to say Jane Austen, so far most of the ones that I have seen I have liked very much. There have been a few that I have really detested.

7. Which period Drama characters are the funniest to you? (keep it under three)

Mr. Bennett is perhaps the one that makes me laugh the most.

Mr. Woodhouse also makes me laugh a too.

Fanny Thornton I always laugh when ever she talks. She is really silly, and humorous to watch/read.

I hope you have enjoyed this!! I will hopefully post the second part to morrow!

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