Mansfield Park - Chapters 14, 15, and 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 14, 15, and 16 Summary

The group embarks on the project of choosing a play that will be agreeable to everyone, and this is no small task. Julia, Maria, John Yates, and Henry Crawford want a tragedy, and Tom and Mary want a comedy. Fanny watches with interest as they all jockey and vie for their favorite plays. She observes that they all have selfish interests in their arguments.

Finally, they settle on a play called Lover's Vows, the very play John Yates performed previously with another group of friends. Then they must decide who should play the parts. Julia and Maria both want to play the part of Agatha, who will be the lover of Henry Crawford's character. Henry wants Maria to play Agatha, and Julia is crushed.

Mr. Rushworth arrives, and he is quickly cast as Count Cassel. He is pleased with his part because he will wear...

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