History Literature / MansfieldPark

27th May '16 3:54:34 PM Jayalaw
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* DoYouThinkICannotFeel: Fanny after turning down Henry Crawford's proposal and being sent home as a result of it. Not only does she lack feelings for Henry, but she knows what kind of a man he is, and

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* DoYouThinkICannotFeel: Fanny after turning down Henry Crawford's proposal and being sent home as a result of it. Not only does she lack feelings for Henry, but she knows what kind of a man he is, and that marrying him would be a terrible idea.
30th Apr '16 9:59:02 AM Jayalaw
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* DoYouThinkICannotFeel: Fanny after turning down Henry Crawford's proposal and being sent home as a result of it. Not only does she lack feelings for Henry, but she knows what kind of a man he is, and



* KarmaHoudini: Henry Crawford for [[spoiler:disgracing Maria]], though he DidNotGetTheGirl.



* LaserGuidedKarma:
** Mrs. Norris has spent a lifetime bullying Fanny, making her feel useless while spoiling her nieces Maria and Julia rotten. [[spoiler:Come the end, she's moved in with a disgraced Maria to take care of her for the rest of her life and has to live with her mistakes.]]
** Fanny, being kind and virtuous, [[spoiler:marries Edward at the end and finally receives the respect she deserves.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sir Thomas Bertram after [[spoiler:Maria elopes with Henry Crawford, proving Fanny was right to not accept his proposal]] and the family's reputation goes to hell. He immediately dives into MustMakeAmends towards Fanny.



* PromotionToParent: Edmund while his father is away.

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* PromotionToParent: PromotionToParent:
** Fanny as the eldest had to help her mother out a lot before she was adopted.
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Edmund while his father is away.


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* SilkHidingSteel: Fanny, to everyone's surprise. She may be a child abuse victim and an EmotionlessGirl, but she ''does'' have a level head on his shoulders.
20th Mar '16 2:52:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[BechdelTest Reverse Bechdel Test]]: Has a reputation for being the only Jane Austen novel that depicts conversations between men without women present and about something other than romance. [[note]]Austen claimed she usually steered clear of such scenes because she didn't know how men acted when women weren't around.[[/note]]
12th Mar '16 4:38:33 AM Ciara25
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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that, if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's behaviour as proof that he was interested in marrying her, she would be maligned by her own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to propose is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her, with no one taking her own feelings into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]

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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that, if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's behaviour as proof that he was interested in marrying her, she would be have been maligned by her own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to propose is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her, with no one taking her own feelings into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency this era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]
30th Jan '16 4:06:46 PM Ciara25
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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that, if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's previous behaviour towards her as proof that he was interested in marrying her, she would be maligned by her own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to propose is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her, with no one taking her own feelings into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]

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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that, if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's previous behaviour towards her as proof that he was interested in marrying her, she would be maligned by her own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to propose is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her, with no one taking her own feelings into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]
30th Jan '16 4:00:20 PM Ciara25
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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's former behavior towards her as proof that he was interested in proposing, she would be maligned by her very own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to propose is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her, with no one taking her own feelings into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]

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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that that, if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's former behavior previous behaviour towards her as proof that he was interested in proposing, marrying her, she would be maligned by her very own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to propose is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her, with no one taking her own feelings into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]
30th Jan '16 8:51:56 AM eowynjedi
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* ArrangedMarriage: Maria Bertram has no problem with this.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Mary Crawford. From self-centred and [[DracoInLeatherPants elegant]] AntiVillain, GoldDigger for Edmund TrueCompanions with Fanny and SpiritedYoungLady to StupidEvil with a VillainousCrush and a FalseFriend.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Maria Bertram is set up with Mr. Rushworth because they're both high-class and wealthy, even though she has no problem feelings for him. She goes along with this.
it.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Mary BecameTheirOwnAntithesis:
**Mary
Crawford. From self-centred and [[DracoInLeatherPants elegant]] AntiVillain, GoldDigger for Edmund TrueCompanions with Fanny and SpiritedYoungLady to StupidEvil with a VillainousCrush and a FalseFriend.



*** Or ''Fanny'' is the Veronica. Yes, you read this well. She refuses to advantage her family with a marriage of convenience, throws a proto-feminist speech to the head of her love interest, and is perfectly sure that she can be right over men. Mary complies to most of society's standards, and ends up thinking of compromising herself and wangsting a lot. This can be argued to be a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch, as they weren't like this at the beginning of the novel.

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*** ** Or ''Fanny'' is the Veronica. Yes, you read this well. She refuses to advantage her family with a marriage of convenience, throws a proto-feminist speech to the head of her love interest, and is perfectly sure that she can be right over men. Mary complies to most of society's standards, and ends up thinking of compromising herself and wangsting a lot. This can be argued to be a case of BettyAndVeronicaSwitch, as they weren't like this at the beginning of the novel.



* {{Bookworm}}: Fanny and Edmund
* BrainlessBeauty: Lady Bertram

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* {{Bookworm}}: Fanny and Edmund
Edmund both love reading.
* BrainlessBeauty: Lady BertramBertram is very pretty, but doesn't have an original thought in her head.



* BreakTheHaughty: Sir Thomas towards the end
* TheCasanova: Henry Crawford

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* BreakTheHaughty: Sir Thomas towards After a novel of being blind or in denial of their faults, all of the end
* TheCasanova:
Bertrams are forced to confront how thoughtless their behavior, attitudes, and choice of friends have been when Maria and Henry Crawfordbring public disgrace onto the family.



* IllGirl: Fanny
** [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Tom Bertram towards the end



* ItsAllAboutMe: Fanny doesn't see how Henry Crawford can claim to love her while persisting in a course of action that so obviously makes her so miserable.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Fanny ItsAllAboutMe:
**Fanny
doesn't see how Henry Crawford can claim to love her while persisting in a course of action that so obviously makes her so miserable.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeFashionable: Mary Crawford towards Edmund



* KickTheDog: Edmund's blindness to Miss Crawford's true nature can no longer hold up when [[spoiler:Fanny tells him of the letter she received when his brother was ill, featuring a stealth hope that he would die and make Edmund the heir of Mansfield Park, and therefore rich enough for her]].

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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Edmund's blindness to Miss Crawford's true nature can no longer hold up when [[spoiler:Fanny tells him of the letter she received when his brother was ill, featuring a stealth hope that he would die and make Edmund the heir of Mansfield Park, and therefore rich enough for her]].



* LazyBum: Lady Bertram. Fanny's mother has the same temperament.

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* LazyBum: Lady Bertram. Fanny's mother has the same temperament.temperament, but it's harder for her to slack because she doesn't have as much hired help.



* TheMatchmaker: Mrs. Norris
* MatchmakerCrush: Edmund

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* TheMatchmaker: Mrs. Norris
*
%%* MatchmakerCrush: Edmund



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sir Thomas regrets the way he raised (or neglected to raise) his children when all goes to proverbial Hell towards the end.



* NiceGuy: Edmund, the only person near Mansfield Park to pay attention to Fanny's welfare



* ObliviouslyEvil: Invoked in [[spoiler: Mary Crawford]]. Edmund finally realizes it based on two things: her expressed hope (to Fanny) that [[spoiler: Tom would die so Edmund could inherit the estate]] and her reaction to [[spoiler: Maria and Henry Crawford having an affair]] - she regards ''getting caught'' as extremely stupid and imprudent, but the fact that it's ''immoral'' doesn't register with her.
* OnlySaneMan: Edmund after his father leaves; Fanny after Edmund falls victim to LoveMakesYouCrazy.



** In the Price household, we see that Mrs Price values her sons over her daughters. Her eldest William is her favourite, yet luckily it didn't spoil him. Little Betsy is her only daughter that Mrs Price likes and she spoils her horribly. Poor Susan is TheUnfavourite for being a girl and not the youngest cutest child. She's a brave girl and takes it fairly well
* PetTheDog: Sir Thomas reveals himself as an admirable character when he offers to break off Maria's engagement to Mr. Rushworth simply because he can see she does not love him.
** Mary Crawford when Mrs. Norris castigates Fanny for refusing to participate in the play. Seeing how humiliated Fanny is, she makes a point of coming over to talk to her and reassure her. This also wins her points with Edmund.
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Mrs. Norris
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Henry Crawford

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** In the Price household, we see that Mrs Price values her sons over her daughters. Her eldest William is her favourite, yet luckily it didn't spoil him. Little Betsy is her the only daughter that Mrs Price likes and she spoils her horribly. Poor Susan is TheUnfavourite for being a girl and not the youngest cutest child. She's a brave girl child, and takes it fairly well
* PetTheDog: Sir Thomas reveals himself
lashes out a lot as an admirable character when he offers to break off Maria's engagement to Mr. Rushworth simply because he can see she does not love him.
** Mary Crawford when Mrs. Norris castigates
a result. Fanny for refusing to participate in the play. Seeing how humiliated Fanny is, she makes a point of coming over to talk to helps her and reassure her. This also wins her points deal with Edmund.
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Mrs. Norris
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Henry Crawford
it and ultimately has her move to Mansfield Park.



* ThePlace

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* %%* ThePlace



* RejectionAffection: When Fanny Price refuses Henry Crawford's marriage proposal, he and her uncle both assume her rejection is not serious and just a sign of her female modesty. He continues pursuing her against her wishes, but with the full support of her family.

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* RejectionAffection: When Fanny Price refuses Henry Crawford's marriage proposal, he and her uncle both assume her rejection is not serious and just a sign of her female modesty. He continues pursuing her against her wishes, but with he still has the full support of her family.



* SheepInSheepsClothing: Fanny is this in-universe. Part of what makes Sir Thomas's Breaking Speech so heart-wrenching is that ''she even starts believing it herself'', and many people start re-assessing their opinion on her, when, as she later states, [[spoiler: refusing to accept Crawford's plan]] is perfectly understandable no matter how charming and well-liked the Crawfords are in Mansfield, if only because it's her choice, not the Bertrams's.

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* SheepInSheepsClothing: Fanny is this in-universe. Part of what makes Sir Thomas's Breaking Speech so heart-wrenching is that ''she even starts believing it herself'', and many people start re-assessing their opinion on her, when, as she later states, [[spoiler: refusing to accept Crawford's plan]] proposal]] is perfectly understandable no matter how charming and well-liked the Crawfords are in Mansfield, if only because it's her choice, not the Bertrams's.



** It seems ''everyone'' who knows about the proposal ships Fanny with Henry Crawford. Except Mrs Norris who would not like to see Fanny elevated.

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** It seems ''everyone'' who knows about the proposal ships Fanny with Henry Crawford. Except Mrs Norris The only exception (besides Fanny herself) is Mrs. Norris, who would not like doesn't want to see Fanny elevated.rise above her station.



* SiblingRivalry: prominent with Maria and Julia, but noticeably averted (with the aversion lampshaded) with Fanny and William, who are best friends their entire lives and have nothing but good things to say about each other.

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* SiblingRivalry: prominent Prominent with Maria and Julia, but noticeably averted (with the aversion lampshaded) with Fanny and William, who are best friends their entire lives and have nothing but good things to say about each other.



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodManSingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Despite the shift in tone, the heart of this story is still Fanny's desire to marry her moral and kindhearted love interest, despite the temptations of the charming but loose Henry Crawford.



* UnableToSupportAWife: Fanny's mother didn't consider this. The effect on her family life is not good.

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* UnableToSupportAWife: Fanny's mother didn't consider this.this when she married a naval lieutenant. The effect on her family life is not good.



* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's former behavior towards her as proof that he was interested in proposing, she would be maligned by her very own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to want to marry her is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her, with no one taking her own feelings on the matter into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]

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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's former behavior towards her as proof that he was interested in proposing, she would be maligned by her very own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to want to marry her propose is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her, with no one taking her own feelings on the matter into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]


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* ZanyScheme: Mr. Yates wants to redo a cancelled amateur play with his new pals at Mansfield. First they have to decide on a script--since they're a bunch of spoiled rich kids, they need one where every character is the "best part". Half the group insists on a tragedy, the other on a comedy. Their production plan goes from a family amusement in one room to grand schemes of building a fully-dressed and appropriating the absent Sir Thomas' own bedchamber as their green room. And as for the play they finally settle on: it's "Lover's Vows", which they use as an excuse to flirt inappropriately with each other.
8th Jan '16 9:10:55 AM eowynjedi
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28th Dec '15 12:26:18 PM JamesAustin
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-->~ '''Chapter 48'''

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-->~ '''Chapter -->--'''Chapter 48'''
15th Oct '15 3:24:39 PM Ciara25
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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's former behavior towards her as proof that he was interested in proposing, she would be maligned by her very own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to want to marry her is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]

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* YouGoGirl: Fanny calls out society (and by association everyone who's pressuring her to accept Henry Crawford's proposal) on the DoubleStandard of women being expected to cater to the whim of ''any'' suitor that comes along, no matter how he's treated her before. She rightly points out that if she ''had'' actually taken Henry's former behavior towards her as proof that he was interested in proposing, she would be maligned by her very own gender for it and accused of getting ideas above her station. In stark contrast, ''' ''his'' ''' out-of-the-blue decision to want to marry her is received by everyone as something extremely lucky for her.her, with no one taking her own feelings on the matter into consideration. It shows up the sheer inequality that women were forced to abide by back in the Regency era, condemning the act of any woman putting up with abuse just because her prospective partner is rich, and criticizing a society that could possibly favour said inequality. For the 1800s, her speech is pretty FairForItsDay, and you're not going to find anything closer to feminism until Creator/AnneBronte's ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' and Charlotte's ''Literature/JaneEyre'' came on the scene. [[note]]Not in respectable fiction, anyway (nothing written by Lady Woolstonecroft or Aphra Benn really goes into that genre). Well, apart from Richardson's 'Clarissa'. And then some of Shakespeare's characters...[[/note]]
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