Jane Austen drabble: Accomplished Women [Fanny Price, general]
Title: Accomplished Women Author: celandineb Fandom: Jane Austen, Mansfield Park Characters: Fanny, Maria, Julia Rating: general Length: 100 words Summary: Maria and Julia both learn the piano; Fanny does not. Note: For wordsofastory, who asked for Mansfield Park, Fanny, and music.
Maria and Julia both played the piano—Maria with more verve and dash, Julia with more accuracy of fingering—but it had never occurred to either Sir Thomas or Lady Bertram that Fanny, too, might be given lessons, and as the subject never arose, Mrs. Norris was spared the need to explain why Fanny ought not to have the same accomplishments as her cousins.
Fanny, for her part, had not the slightest resentment at being slighted in such a manner. Her consciousness of the privilege of hearing their recitals for their family and friends was sufficient to ensure her gratitude.