Lizzie Bennet Diaries – Bonus Episodes Dr Gardiner’s Seminar

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Although we ended the series last week I thought it would be fun to include these two episodes.

It is interesting to see how the modern version of the story is updated and the vision of the characters lives following the initial story.  I think it is also quite interesting to consider as well the fact this is supposed to be as part of an online seminar and the way in which this reflects the changing world.  I know as part of my own degree course I had to attend online lessons and they were quite interesting once you got to grips with the technology required.  Is this the way of the future? Will more children learn from home via the internet? I believe it is something which is being used in areas of the Australian outback for children who live in remote areas, of course it cannot replicate the socialisation what a classroom provides but it does make it easier for an education to be gained by all.

This technology has of course influenced other areas, as I writer I have been invited to several events which have an online presence for those who cannot physically get there, some of which I have been tempted by, some of which fail to realise it is not always just physical distance but also time differences that can make it impossible.

The one thing I love about good fiction is that it makes you stop and think, it makes you ask the what ifs? What could this lead to? Austen made her characters so real that two hundred years later girls everywhere still relate to them, the times may have changed but issues remain relevant.

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