* DracoInLeatherPants: Serious scholarly version: Many critics are of the opinion that Mary Crawford is similar to [[PrideAndPrejudice Elizabeth Bennet]]. While both Lizzie and Mary are extroverted, fearless, and independent young women, Lizzie still has moral standards, comprehension and empathy that Mary notably lacks. Lizzie was an affectionate and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] SpiritedYoungLady, whereas Mary is a selfish SpiritedYoungLady with no regard for the happiness of the people around her, [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes except for her brother]].
* [[FanPreferredCouple Fan Preferred Couples]]: Quite a few Janeites wish the novel had ended with [[spoiler:Fanny/Henry Crawford]] and [[spoiler:Edmund/Mary Crawford]] instead of [[spoiler:Fanny/Edmund]], despite that Austen always strives to show that true love arises from similarity of character and that [[RealityEnsues bad boys will not change for a good girl]].
* FreudWasRight: It pains Fanny to see Mary Crawford riding the horse Edmund once established as solely for Fanny's use...
** The necklace scene. Fanny has two possible chains for her cross--one from Henry and one from Edmund. [[spoiler:Henry's]] doesn't fit in the designated hole. [[spoiler:Edmund's]] fits just fine.
* HilariousInHindsight: Mary Crawford blames Fanny for her brother eloping with Maria Rushworth, saying no harm would have been done if she had just married him, and his relationship with Maria "would have all ended in a regular standing flirtation, in yearly meetings at Sotherton and Everingham." A few decades later, it's like Anne Bronte read that alternate ending, wondered, "WhatIf", and wrote ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'' to answer the question.
* LesYay: Fanny/Mary Crawford -- much more subtle than Literature/{{Emma}}/Harriet but definitely there.
-->'''Edmund:''' Well, Fanny, and how do you like Miss Crawford ''now''?
-->'''Fanny:''' Very well -- very much. I like to hear her talk. She entertains me; and she is so extremely pretty, that [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer I have great pleasure in looking at her]].
** Oh so much between Frances O'Connor and Embeth Davidtz in the 1999 movie, at least for as long as Fanny isn't a serious contender for anyone's hand in marriage.
* {{Macekre}}: Some people feel that various adaptations of ''Mansfield Park'' itself, notably the 1999 movie and the 2007 film, are vile travesties of the book, based on statements by filmmakers in each case saying that they didn't find the character of Fanny very interesting. Other people feel that the adaptations are an improvement, on account of Fanny becoming less of an ExtremeDoormat.
* MisaimedFandom: Sorry, Jane, but some readers still judge Fanny Price and Mary Crawford by their ''first impressions.''
* ShipToShipCombat: Mockingly between Jane and Cassandra Austen, according to their niece Louisa Knight.
* StoicWoobie: Fanny.
* ValuesDissonance:
** KissingCousins and the infamous UnfortunateImplications.
** The first of the early warning signs that Mary Crawford is a BitchInSheepsClothing seem less blatant when looked at through modern eyes: [[ThickerThanWater She makes an]] [[MyCountryRightOrWrong open criticism of her uncle]] (a philanderer who moved his mistress into the home after his wife's death) a highly disrespectful action in that time.
** Also, Edmund is opposed to the play on many grounds - but one of them is the 'indecency' of his sisters being on stage in front of an audience, even a small family audience, something we would not bat an eye at today. Granted, the participants then pick a romantic play and use the rehearsals as an excuse to flirt all over the place, so his objection still ends up justified by modern standards, but his incredibly deep objections when Tom begins the scheme are still puzzling to modern readers.
** Mary Crawford is a bad person because she wants Henry Crawford to be made to marry Maria, after her divorce - and to help the couple build some kind of life together. Edmund Bertram is a good person because ''he'' wants to chew scenery agonizing over the sin and shame of it all and then banish his sister to outer darkness. Hmmm.