Study Guide

Mansfield Park Characters

By Jane Austen

Fanny Price

In the immortal words of Patches O'Houlian of the movie Dodgeball, "If you can dodge a wrench,...

Edmund Bertram

Edmund has a lot of things in common with a Greek guy named Pygmalion. In the myth, Pygmalion was...

Mary Crawford

Mary Crawford really seems like she should be the heroine of this book. She's charming and funny...

Henry Crawford

Henry would make a fantastic lead in a modern-day romantic comedy movie. As in so many movies,...

Sir Thomas Bertram

Sir Thomas Bertram is like a Dementor, from Harry Potter. OK, so he doesn't suck out people's...

Mrs. Norris

Mrs. Norris is the kind of relative that you attempt to hide from at family reunions. The woman...

Maria Bertram

Maria Bertram is not a nice girl. She's arrogant and rude and is often mean to her family. She's...

Julia Bertram

Julia Bertram is a bit of a mystery. For much of the novel she functions as Maria's shadow. She's...

Lady Bertram

It is possible that Lady Bertram is actually a zombie. We're not entirely sure that she's fully...

Tom Bertram

Tom, the oldest of the Bertram children, stands to inherit his father's estate. He starts off the...

William Price

William Price is the good brother in this book. He is Fanny's best friend and he treats his...

Mr. Rushworth

According to the narrator and every character in the book, Mr. Rushworth is a fool. And it is...

Mr. Yates

Mr. Yates was totally born in the wrong era. If were alive now he'd probably be on one of those...

Susan Price

Susan Price, Fanny's little sister, acts as a "what-if" scenario for Fanny. The entire time Fanny...

Mrs. Grant

Mrs. Grant is one of the most easily likable characters in the book. Even Fanny, who often...

Mrs. Price

Fanny's mother is basically Lady Bertram's poor doppelganger, which is a fun German word for...

Mr. Price

There is no love lost between Fanny and her father. Mr. Price scarcely notices Fanny at all when...

Betsey Price

The youngest Price child, Betsey is very spoiled by her mother and tends to run amuck in the...

Rebecca

Rebecca is the Price family's incompetent house maid. She's never around when she's needed, she...

Dr. Grant

The husband of Mrs. Grant, and fifteen years her senior, Dr. Grant is a friendly and educated...

Admiral Crawford

The guardian of Mary and Henry, he's generally considered to be a bad influence and his home is...

Mrs. Rushworth

Mr. Rushworth's overprotective mother causes some serious problems for Maria Bertram by the...

Christopher Jackson

Christopher Jackson is a tenant at Mansfield Park and he pops up on occasion to do work around...

Charles Maddox

Charles Maddox is the person who was going to act in the play Lovers' Vows before Edmund decides...

The Owens

This is the family that Edmund stays with while he is getting ordained to be a clergyman. While...

The Frasers and the Stornaways

These two couples are Mary's friends and she goes to visit them while Fanny is away in...

The Andersons and the Sneyds

These are two families referenced in the anecdotes that Henry and Mary tell during their...

Lord Ravenshaw

Lord Ravenshaw is the person at whose house Mr. Yates first encountered the play Lovers' Vows....

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