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Re: Mansfield Park Fanny/Henry stories?

March 26, 2015 03:17AM
Rose,

Re your comments:

> I don't know, Jim. It seems to me that Henry is
> very unique for an Austen villain because we
> actually experience some of his perspective.
> Wickham and Churchill do not have that privilege,
> and even some of the heroes do not have that kind
> of screen time.

That's precisely why I think she had to be sticking to a pre-planned plot. If she was going to do something different with one of her charming but no-goodnik rakes, Crawford would be the one she'd do it for.

But she didn't.

And the fact that he turned out to be so much more sympathetic than, say, Willoughby or Wickham, or that the reader got to know him so much better, didn't, when all was said and done, make him any the less a rake. And "reformed rakes" don't exist in Austen's worldview (and, even now, are pretty seldom in real life).

Interestingly, I just happened to read on another site that Miss Austen's beloved sister Cassandra, having read the 'script of MP, strongly suggested that Jane change the ending. She rejected that advice, and, to come back to my original point, stuck with her original plan.

JIM D.
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Mansfield Park Fanny/Henry stories?

Rose H.March 25, 2015 12:52AM

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Katharine TMarch 25, 2015 02:25PM

Cannot change his character?

Rose H.March 25, 2015 07:28PM

Re: Cannot change his character?

Katharine TMarch 25, 2015 10:30PM

Re: Cannot change his character?

Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 12:43AM

Totally agree with this (nfm)

NickiMarch 25, 2015 10:55PM

Re: Cannot change his character?

Jim D.March 25, 2015 07:43PM

Re: Cannot change his character?

Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 01:00AM

Agreed, though

Rose H.March 26, 2015 01:37AM

Re: Agreed, though

Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 02:45AM

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Jim D.March 25, 2015 12:52PM

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Rose H.March 25, 2015 07:58PM

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Amy A-NWMarch 26, 2015 05:21PM

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Jim D.March 26, 2015 03:17AM

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Katharine TMarch 25, 2015 10:42PM

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Rose H.March 26, 2015 12:03AM

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Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 02:50AM

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Katharine TMarch 26, 2015 12:46AM

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Mari A.March 25, 2015 08:32PM

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Janice HMarch 25, 2015 09:29PM

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Rose H.March 26, 2015 12:14AM

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Suzanne OMarch 26, 2015 03:09AM

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Shannon KMarch 25, 2015 02:19AM

Totally agree! (nfm)

InesMarch 28, 2015 03:13PM

I second that!

Janice HMarch 25, 2015 02:40PM

Re: I second that!

Katharine TMarch 25, 2015 03:09PM



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