Although English literature is mostly seen from the perspective of enhancement in knowledge and studies however it may sometimes be used in films as well. It is done so as to arouse interest of students in English literature. Also it helps in understanding English literature in an easy and better manner. Various films have been made on stories, narratives, novels or other historical happenings in the history of English literature. Some of such films which have been made on various concepts and narratives of English literature are mentioned hereunder.
Sense and Sensibility- This film was made under the direction of Ang Lee and is based on the novel of the same name which was written by Jane Austen. It revolves around the story of Mr. Dashwood who leaves behind his second wife and her three daughters after his death. Through this movie, students may learn the rules of inheritance and concept of sensibility.
Pride and Prejudice – Again a film based on Jane Austen’s’ novel, it was released in 1995. This movie exhibits the prejudice which was existent amongst various classes of society in the 19th century. Also the feelings of pride which separate the lovers have been wonderfully depicted in this literary movie.
Becoming Jane- This literary piece appeared in film of the same name in the year 2007. In this movie, the biography of Jane Austen and her romantic relationship an Irish young man prior to her becoming famous has been depicted wonderfully. From this movie, the students may learn how to depict biography of anyone.
Northanger Abbey- It is a literature based movie in which the passion or liking of a young woman for sensational Gothic novels has been shown in an amazing manner. This liking of hers ultimately results in misunderstandings in as far as matters of heart are concerned.
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