Mansfield Park: Changes to the female protagonist in film
Patricia Rozema's film Mansfield Park is vastly different to its 19th Century literary counterpart, societal values expressed through the behaviour, speech and moral judgement of characters change over time and Rozema's film takes character's and re-invents them to be applicable to contemporary societal values and be engaging for a modern audience. The most obvious example is the changes made to the female protagonist of shy, frail, well mannered Fanny Price in Austen's novel to boisterous, intelligent, attractive Fanny Price in Rozema's film version.
Jane Austen was writing in the Romant…
- A conflict between male authority and female resistance.
- Mansfield Park: Changes to the female protagonist in film
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