How startling life can be!
Posted by gkb on May 13, 1998 at 23:55:52:
In response to Mansfield Park- a bunch of questions, written by Bonny on May 13, 1998 at 05:29:51
...It was quite a fun lecture, even suggesting that the characters play out types in a moral allegory: Lady Bertram, sloth; Aunt Norris, avarice; MAria Bertram, lust;Julia, envy;Dr Grant, gluttony; etc, with Edmund as an everyman figure, and Fanny of course as "the pearl of great Price". Sorry to go on so, and sorry to break into the juvenalia discussion, but Mansfield Park anyone? Any thoughts on the Crawfords/Fanny and Edmund?
I had just recently said the same thing in a discussion of MP--I had never seen it until a month or so ago when the conversation took place. However, I think Mrs. Norris covers more than one base, being envious and angry as well. And where does Sir Thomas fit in? Is he the Wrathful one?
As for the Crawfords finding worth in the MP family, I believe it relates to what both the Crawfords said about being able to trust and confide in them--this was not common in gossipy London society.
- Sir Thomas's sin Bonny 05:27:20 5/15/98 (1)
- Pride, of course--and perhaps a dash of Prejudice? gkb 18:40:39 5/17/98 (0)
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