Mansfield Park

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Page 1 Mansfield Park Mansfield Park is a novel written by Jane Austen in the early 1800s portraying the life of young girl adopted into a rich family. Mansfield Park was introduced by a letter that I read, written by Jane Austen to her niece proclaiming that her niece may be making a mistake by marrying a man that she may have not seen his true personality. The underlining theme in the letter and the novel is silence, wear there is two categories of silence used intentional and unintentional silence. The category of silence that the letter fell in was intentional silence, being that her niece never said if she wished to marry the man or not. Austen stated that she could no longer hold her silence and told her niece that may not be the right person for her. The new source that was introduced was the movie Mansfield Park BBC version by Billie Park based off of the novel, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. The literature source of Mansfield Park then was used to locate all excerpts of silence and how they relate to Fanny, being intentional or unintentional. Although the definition of silence itself can be interpreted in many different lights, Jane Austen used the idea of silence, either intentional or unintentional to better formulate a characters personality and role in the novel, not better shown than the heroine Fanny in Mansfield Park. To better formulate a stable ground hypothesis of silence definable purpose in Mansfield Park, knowing the definition of silence is necessary. In the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus silence is defined as the following: forbearance from speech or noise, absence of sound and noise, stillness, and secrecy. As the novel is read and the reader comprehends silence in the novel, you can see t... ... middle of paper ... ...ing the theses statement that Jane Austen used the idea of silence, either intentional or unintentional to better formulate a characters personality and role in the novel, not better shown than the heroine Fanny in Mansfield Park. Fanny as a character starts from a young age at her arrival at Mansfield Park, sparking her first initial development as a shy and easily discourage girl. Yet, as the novel progresses, many different aspects are shed light on, such as her protective demeanor to Edmund and the want to assist him. Another character molding example is her pity for others, although not expressed by the other characters of the household except for Edmund and Miss Bertram. But all of these aspects come together at the end of the novel converting Fanny from shy, discouraged, belittled, and silenced character into a well-spoken and defined through trials heroine.

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