We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
GO TO SAT PREP GO TO ACT PREP
Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

  

by Jane Austen

Analysis: Three Act Plot Analysis

For a three-act plot analysis, put on your screenwriter’s hat. Moviemakers know the formula well: at the end of Act One, the main character is drawn in completely to a conflict. During Act Two, she is farthest away from her goals. At the end of Act Three, the story is resolved.

Act I

From the beginning of the book until Sir Thomas arrives home and breaks up the theatrical production.

Act II

Immediately following the end of the theater until Fanny refuses Henry and is subsequently sent off to Portsmouth.

Act III

Fanny's time in Portsmouth until the end of the novel.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement