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mansfield-park-jane-austenTom, Maria & Julia BertramPlayboy and heir to Mansfield Park and his spoiled, snobbish sistersEdmund BertramSecond son with a good heartFanny PricePoor relation; shy, modest, and eager to pleaseMary & Henry CrawfordConniving sister and brother raised in sophisticated LondonMansfield Parkby the NumbersMonths in which the first edition of Mansfield Park sold out6Annual income of a day laborer at the time of the novels setting~£25Annual income of Fanny Prices mother£400City & CountryWhat passes for good behavior on a rural estate doesn’t always align with the metropolitan ideals of London.Parents & SurrogatesIntentionally or not, adults shape young peoples understanding of social expectations.Masks & ActsCharacters disguise their motivations and mask their deceit through theater and costumes.Self-DiscoveryFanny struggles to identify herself while everyone else tells her who she should be.Marriage & Social OrderAs in other Austen novels, marriage can uphold or undermine social order.MotifsThemesAs part of Austens mature period, Mansfield Park explores serious themes—including religion. Austen was part of the Anglican church but critiqued the churchs flaws and those she saw in the rest of society, particularly within individuals, families, and marriages.JANE AUSTEN1775–1817AuthorSet in England in the early 1800s, Mansfield Park follows sisters, brothers, cousins, and friends as they mature into young adults. In their society wealth trumps love, need constrains virtue, and social expectations outrank personal desires. Fanny Price, the young woman at the novels center, must ask herself if she can become who she wants to be.Can Apples Fall Far from the Tree?MAIN CHARACTERSFanny, Chapter 42e have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.Sources: The Economics of the Industrial Revolution by Joel Mokyr, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Introduction to the Norton Critical Edition of Mansfield Park by Claudia L. Johnson,, Jane Austen: A Companion by Josephine Ross, Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin, Jane Austen Society of North America, The National Archives, The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne, StanfordCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Jane Austen1814EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageMansfield ParkRomance

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