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Bridget Joness Diary written by Helen Fielding is about Bridget Jones a thirty-something spinster who struggles to find exactly what she wants in life Fieldings text famous for being the beginning of the chick-lit genre deals with the contrast between the contemporary career woman and the traditional house-wife Ultimately Bridget Joness Diary suggests that no woman is restricted by the era that they were born into The film adaptation of the same name made in 2001 and directed by Sharon Maguire is a worthwhile adaptation as it stayed closely to the main issues and themes of the book while changing it in order to make a better viewing presentation Both Fieldings book and Maguires movie Bridget Joness Diary present a main issue of the story that women long to escape the ideal of a woman for their era This is evident in relation to both Bridget and her mother Pam Bridget who was brought up in the feminist time believing that a woman needs a career not a man really wants to break away from that type of lifestyle and become the traditional wife Wonder where everybody is I suppose they are all with their boyfriends or have gone home to their families Anyway chance to get things doneor they have families of own Babies Tiny fluffy children in pyjamas with pink cheeks looking at the Christmas tree excitedly pg297 She also tries to cook to impress her friends and although she fails it shows that she wants the ultimate characteristic of a wife Well done Bridge 4 hours of careful cooking and a feast of blue soup omelette and marmalade film Bridget really wants a family not a career Bridgets mother Pam on the other hand was brought up to believe in the traditional role of the woman a house-wife who takes care of her husband the children and the household but wants a more modern role and wants a career I
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