Fanny Price of Mansfield Park and the Prejudices about her

I wrote the comment about Fanny Price given below in response to the blog post written on a blog that was endorsing a course on Jane Austen. The poster apparently wrote some prejudiced comments about the heroine of Mansfield Park. The poster even glorified Henry Crawford and called him quite amiable. The worst part was that Jane Austen was accused of being unfair on his accounts. My response to the poster of that irresponsible and immature post is given below for those who wish to know the character of Fanny Price and Henry Crawford.


"I think there is a reason to disagree with your knowledge of Fanny Price. Fanny is indeed a woman of intelligence, high principles and sweet temper. She is not passive but wise. Henry does not bend towards his negative side but towards his original side. Fanny is aware about his real nature which is non-acceptable to the woman of her caliber, intellect and strength. Edmund is her counterpart because he and Fanny share the same interests. His love for her stems from understanding and deep rooted friendship. Henry's love is a passing affair, changeable in nature and that is what discourages Fanny from choosing him as her future husband. She is not uninteresting, nor is she passive. She is just exceptionally intelligent and headstrong.

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