Today I re-watched ‘Becoming Jane’, the story of the life of Jane Austen. I remember that the first time I watched this film, a few years ago, I was distraught by its somewhat ‘unhappy’ ending.

Jane falls deeply in love with a man of little fortune, and after very nearly eloping with him, she decides that she cannot in fact marry him – despite her strong love for him. Alongside Jane’s story we experience her sister’s grief as her fiance suddenly dies at the hands of yellow fever.

Watching the film again today I find myself strangely comforted by this ‘undesirable’ ending; one in which the young people in love do not in fact live happily ever after. The kind of ending that is sadly true for many people.

I don’t know how close the film was to reality, but I personally really enjoy it and recommend it.

xx zs



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s