Mansfield Park Q outline - Rebekah Potts I II III Mansfield Park Outline Austen Jane Mansfield Park Barnes and Noble Books New York 1814 Character List

Mansfield Park Q outline - Rebekah Potts I II III Mansfield...

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Rebekah Potts Mansfield Park - Outline I. Austen, Jane. Mansfield Park . Barnes and Noble Books: New York, 1814 II. Character List 1. Fanny Price- protagonist of the novel who is sent to live with her aunt and uncle and grows up inferior to her four older cousins. A humble and gentle young woman of 18, she falls in love with her dear cousin, Edmund, who is infatuated with the colorful Mary Crawford. 2. Edmund Bertram- Fanny’s cousin and dearest friend who’s ethics and integrity prevent him from marrying Mary Crawford, and eventually falls in love with Fanny. 3. Sir Thomas Bertram- the stubborn and accomplished uncle of Fanny who takes her in and raises her along with his four children. Often feared by the young heroes of the novel. 4. Henry Crawford- the cunning and deceitful neighbor to the Bertrams who declares his love to Fanny and runs off with the wedded Maria Bertram. 5. Mary Crawford- sister to Henry, she is the playful and vain love-interest of Edmund who befriends Fanny and drives Edmund away. 6. Maria Bertram- daughter of Sir Thomas, she is an infectious flirt who disregards morality with pleasure. 7. Julia Bertram- youngest of the Bertrams who takes after her older sister’s disregard for responsibility and shames the family 8. William Price- beloved brother of Fanny who is very charismatic 9. Mrs. Norris- the condescending aunt of Fanny who is much disliked by her nieces and nephews 10. Lady Bertram- wife to Sir Thomas, she is quite inactive and depends greatly on the company of Fanny. III. Plot Summary Fanny is the daughter of an impoverished Mr.- and- Mrs. Price who cannot afford to raise her along with her ten other siblings. As the eldest daughter, and second-oldest child, she is sent to live with her wealthy relatives, the Lady and Sir Bertram. The youngest of her four cousins, she is often an outcast in their social circle and treated as inferior to their advantageous birth status. It isn’t until the arrival of the Crawfords, Henry and Mary, when Lady and Sir Bertram learn to love Fanny and appreciate her humble disposition. Henry flirts with Maria, who is betrothed to the even-wealthier Mr. Rushworth, while Mary is taken by Edmund and his gentlemanly countenance. After Maria is married and sent off with Mr. Rushworth, taking Julia with her, Henry is determined to make sweet Fanny fall in love with him. Unforeseen, however, is when he himself falls madly in love with her and will not stop his marital pursuits after Fanny has refused his proposal time and time again. Because Edmund is ordained to be a clergyman (with a mere income of seven-hundred a year), Miss Crawford holds him at arm’s length when he yearns to be closer. It is not until the oldest Bertram, Tom, is taken seriously ill when Edmund’s eyes are opened to the true disposition of Mary and quite lets her go.

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