“FANNY EMERGES VICTORIOUS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE OTHERS FALTER” (MARY POOVEY) DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS READING OF FANNY’S ROLE IN ‘MANSFIELD PARK’
Mansfield Park has sometimes been considered as atypical of Jane Austen as being solemn and moralistic. Poor Fanny Price is brought up at Mansfield Park with her uncle and aunt. Where only her cousin Edmund helps her with the difficulties she suffers from the rest of the family, and from her own
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Fanny grows as a person throughout the novel she stands up for the things that she believes in, which is an admirable quality in anyone.
Fanny aspires to be someone we could never have believed she could be at the beginning of the novel.
Fanny emerges victorious partly because the others falter but also because she is such a strong person and is not easily swayed to do something that she does not believe in.