Mansfield Park

childhood hardship is valued as character forming''in mansfield park. To what extent do you agree with that statement as far a fanny is concerned

childhood hardship is valued as character forming''in mansfield park. To what extent do you agree with that statement as far a fanny is concerned

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"The main character, Fanny Price, is sent at an early age from her poor family to live with her rich uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, at Mansfield Park. She grows up with her four cousins, Tom, Edmund, Maria and Julia, but is always treated as inferior to them; only Edmund shows her real kindness. Despite often being unhappy during her childhood, Fanny grows up with a strong sense of propriety and virtue." (1)

Because of Fanny's childhood, she's become a shy and introverted young woman. She has deep feeling, but she keeps to herself. While the people around her are busy playing the games of life; she sits unnoticed in the corner watching them lose; Fanny doesn't play games, and in the end she wins. She wins because whether she stays out of the way due to a lack of confidence or simply because she wants to......... she never finds herself in the middle, and she never puts herself in a precarious position. She may be shy, but she's also very smart.

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(1) http://www.fact-index.com/m/ma/mansfield_park.html