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Pride and Prejudice

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Annie Lillquist

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Transcript of Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
Bride and Prejudice
Introduction
Annie Lillquist
Marlon Sailor
Elizabeth Pham
Kelsey LaBranche
Power Distance
Bollywood vs. Hollywood
Musical
Weddings predominately shown
Collectivistic culture- dancing is synchonized (Samovar, Porter, McDaniel & Sexton, 2014).
Very little PDA
Samovar, L.A., Porter, R.E., McDaniel, E.R., Sexton Roy, C. (2014).
Intercultural Communication: A Reader
. USA: Cengage Learning.
Similarities
Masculine Society
Patriarchal culture
The idea of arranged marriages
Parents are very eager to find husbands for their daughters
Ex: In both versions the Bennett family wanted Elizabeth to marry Mr. Collins when she didn't want to.
At social events like parties, the norm was for the women to just stand around and wait for the men to talk to them or ask them to dance.
Hollywood vs. Bollywood
Worldview
Although
Pride and Prejudice
and
Bride and Prejudice
share the same plot and themes, they differ culturally, where each film has been adapted to fit the culture represented; both worldviews are exemplified through the character's interactions.
Comparing different versions of the same film was very interesting
Not only comparing the differences between the versions, but also viewing the cultural differences
Comparing different versions of the same film was very interesting
Not only comparing the differences between the versio
Hoftede's Cultural Dimensions (1980)
High power distance
Depicted through the characters' socioeconomical status
Seen in
Bride and Prejudice
through various interaction with Mr. Darcy
Very prevalent in
Pride and Prejudice
Classical Soundtrack
Last scene is kiss scene
No weddings
Conclusion:

Both films share similarities in plot and themes however they have been adjusted to be relevant per culture.

Intercultural understanding:
The Bollywood version proves ethnocentrism and prejudice still exists.

Time Frame: Early 1800's
Class superiority
Power distance
Time Frame: Modern day India
Class superiority
Power distance
Worldview
Hofsteade's Cultural Dimensions (1980)
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