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YMMV: Mansfield Park
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Serious scholarly version: Many critics are of the opinion that Mary Crawford is similar to 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 snarky Spirited Young Lady, whereas Mary is a selfish Spirited Young Lady with no regard for the happiness of the people around her, except for her brother.
  • Fan Preferred Couples: Quite a few Janeites wish the novel had ended with Fanny/Henry Crawford and Edmund/Mary Crawford instead of Fanny/Edmund, despite that Austen always strives to show that true love arises from similarity of character and that bad boys will not change for a good girl.
  • Freud Was Right: 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. Henry's doesn't fit in the designated hole. Edmund's fits just fine.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: 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, "What If?", and wrote The Tenant of Wildfell Hall to answer the question.
  • Les Yay: Fanny/Mary Crawford — much more subtle than 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 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 Extreme Doormat.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Sorry, Jane, but some readers still judge Fanny Price and Mary Crawford by their first impressions.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Mockingly between Jane and Cassandra Austen, according to their niece Louisa Knight.
  • Stoic Woobie: Fanny.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • Kissing Cousins and the infamous Unfortunate Implications.
    • The first of the early warning signs that Mary Crawford is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing seem less blatant when looked at through modern eyes: She makes an 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.

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