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|Mansfield Park may be the lesser of two evils
Written by Ramya
(10/9/2010 4:54 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Fanny, penned by Bridget D
I feel that parting Fanny from her family to bring her only to a life of such oppression was not a kind thing to do at all. And yes, I do think she would have seen William as much or a little more than she did at MP. The quote I highlighted in my earlier post shows that while he used up his actual holidays to come to MP, his ship was moored at Portsmouth, and his parents were seeing him almost every day. I don't think William would have been invited on a long visit to MP if it were not for Fanny's being there.
Even if Fanny ends up achieving a happy life through her association with Mansfield Park, it will not erase all the suffering she went through while growing up there. I reiterate that it not my opinion that her life at Portsmouth would have been easy. However, a better education and a potentially better health do not make up for all unkindness she has encountered with most of the people there.
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