Literary Flicks - Mansfield Park

Starts:Tuesday, February 14, 2017  6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, February 14, 2017  9:00 PM



Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

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Mansfield Park is a 1999 film based on a novel by Jane Austen. It tells the story of young Fanny Price, who at the age of ten is sent to live at Mansfield Park with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas Bertra,. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral compass, she becomes especially close to Edmund, Thomas's younger son. In addition to the story of romantic intrigue and misunderstanding, the film includes slavery as a central plot point, with mention of how the Bertram family owes its wealth to slavery, as well as England's role in the slave trade.

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