John Yates is Tom Bertram’s friend, whom he brings to Mansfield Park. Yates tells the young people of Mansfield about his recent experience nearly performing in a play, and the young people decide to put on a play of their own, in which Yates plays Baron Wildenheim before the project is quashed. Yates expresses romantic interest in Julia, and elopes with her at the end of the book.
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...something. He proposes another play, which flops. Then he suggests “Lover’s Vows” (the play that Yates rehearsed for previously). Everyone seems content with this suggestion. Mr. Yates is especially thrilled. He... (full context)
...who can no longer deny that Henry prefers Maria, mopes around and flirts with Mr. Yates. Henry hoped to clear the air by complimenting Julia, but quickly becomes distracted by the... (full context)
...so rejected his company in London. The narrator also states that Julia’s elopement with Mr. Yates was catalyzed by Maria’s affair, because Julia feared going home and dealing with her father’s... (full context)