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Emma and Clueless Anyone whos had a wealthy friend agrees that money can go to ones head This arrogance of affluence is clearly portrayed in Jane Austens novel Emma as well as in the film adaptations Emma and Clueless Both the novel and the films display the strange behaviors of men and the foolishness of women Consequently men try to take charge and be considerate of women and women strive to become the perfect package for men Both sexes struggle to do their best but it is still thought an absurd idea for two people of different social classes to couple Even though the style and era of Emma and Clueless are distinct the role of men and women as well as their social status is coincidentally similar Emma and Cher each the protagonist of their own film despise interaction with people of a lower class In Emma she assumes that since Mr Martin is a farmer he is illiterate Just as in Clueless Cher is disgusted by Travis in the way he chooses to dress and present himself The parallel characters Mr Elton of Emma and Elton of Clueless each attempt to pair themselves with the protagonist While in the carriage Mr Elton declares his love for Emma She is deeply surprised and declines his offer as she believed that Mr Elton and she were very good friends and nothing more Emma thought Mr Elton had been growing fond of Harriet Smith but he disappointedly speaks further and patronizingly compares his family to common Harriet overall stating that they would not make a good couple All the same in Clueless Cher agrees to allow Elton to drive her home During the car ride Cher tells Elton shed like to see him settled already and Elton presumes that she speaks of herself In reality she had been trying to set Elton up with Ty When Elton discovers Chers true intent he becomes irritated and
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