Lost in Austen
An extension that changed the scale, pace, or pattern of Amanda Price’s life in the 19th century was her clothing. When she first stumbled upon the other world, she was still wearing her modern-day clothes, which included a leather jacket. The next day, the other girls helped her change into a dress that Elizabeth made herself. The dress that Amanda wore was not something you would see someone wear today. Overall, Amanda basically had to change her style of clothing to fit in with the rest of the people in that era.
Another extension that changed the scale, pace, and pattern of Amanda’s life was not having the things she was used to in modern day times. These things would be electricity, her cell phone, and a toothbrush. In one scene, you can see Amanda walking around the house at night with a candle-lit lantern because there was no electricity in that era. Also, she could not use her cell phone to communicate because they did not exist yet. There was also no running water and she was not able to brush her teeth the way one would today.
The Real Housewives of Jane Austen
In the article, an example of technology that changes the scale, pace, and pattern of people’s lives is reality television. Shows such as The Bachelor and Keeping Up With the Kardashians have made people famous and wealthy. The cast of Keeping Up With the Kardashians has had a lot of opportunities to make money because of their fame such as starting clothing and make-up lines. The latest couple from The Bachelor has also been able to make money because of their fame. After the season ended, the couple got their own reality television show on Freeform.
Another extension that was mentioned in the article was social media. With social media today, anyone can follow their favorite celebrities or reality television stars on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram. Social media is a way for an ordinary person to keep up with the lives of their favorite celebrities. For example, every Kardashian family member has an Instagram where they promote products from their lines and show ordinary people how they can live their lives with those products such as make-up and clothes. Today with social media, millions of people can follow celebrities’ every move and without it, reality television stars might not even exist today.