Impact of Social Media on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries includes usage of modern social media such as twitter and Tumblr to convey their desired message. The use of tweets plays an important part in many peoples daily lives even Lizzie Bennet it acts as a way to communicate and share what we are thinking. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries use twitter for their fictional cast to establish off set communications that add to the story in small details that seem meaningless at a glance but really add to the reality of modern life and what we share.
The use of Twitter in this twenty first century adaptation is first evident in an exchange between Bing Lee, William Darcy and Caroline Lee. Where Bing Lee announces that he has suddenly purchased a home in Netherfield as seen here. They cover the entirety of the web series to the closing moments of wishing Lizzie Bennet and Charlotte Lu a Happy Birthday and everyone going there separate ways preparing for the future.
The usage of twitter in this setting allows the readers to get an insight of the characters from heartbreak to triumph all of the inner thoughts splayed out for the world to see. This reflects the way we use social media as a ventilation of our emotions and the use of twitter in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries captures the sentiment of both twenty first century problems but of the issues the characters of Pride and Prejudice could not share.