Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

Julia Bertram Character Analysis

Julia is the younger daughter of Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, and is Fanny’s cousin. Julia is described as quick to laugh and has a bit of a dramatic flair. She is very close with her older sister Maria, but often competes with her, especially for male attention. Julia has a crush on Henry, and is upset when he begins to favor Maria over her. Julia does not take part in the play, because she doesn’t get the part that she wants, but it is during the theatre production that Julia meets Mr. Yates, with whom she elopes at the end of the book.

Julia Bertram Quotes in Mansfield Park

The Mansfield Park quotes below are all either spoken by Julia Bertram or refer to Julia Bertram. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 17 Quotes

Fanny saw and pitied much of this in Julia; but there was no outward fellowship between them. Julia made no communication, and Fanny took no liberties. They were two solitary sufferers, or connected only by Fanny’s consciousness.

Related Characters: Fanny Price, Julia Bertram
Page Number: 111
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Chapter 21 Quotes

It was a very proper wedding. The bride was elegantly dressed– the two bridesmaids were duly inferior– her father gave her away– her mother stood with salts in her hands, expecting to be agitated– her aunt tried to cry…Nothing could be objected to when it came under the discussion of the neighbourhood, except that the carriage which conveyed the bride and bridegroom and Julia from the church door to Sotherton, was the same chaise which Mr. Rushworth had used for a twelvemonth before. In every thing else the etiquette of the day might stand the strictest investigation.

Related Characters: Julia Bertram, Maria Bertram, Mr. Rushworth
Page Number: 137
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Julia Bertram Character Timeline in Mansfield Park

The timeline below shows where the character Julia Bertram appears in Mansfield Park. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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...two teenaged sons, Edmund and Tom, aged sixteen and seventeen, and two daughters, Maria and Julia, three and two years older than Fanny respectively. The girls’ fine manners and good looks... (full context)
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The following day, Julia and Maria are perplexed by Fanny’s lack of knowledge of French, her limited amount of... (full context)
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...comfortable in her new home and with her new companions. She plays with Maria and Julia. Edmund continues to be extra kind to her, while Tom, the oldest, teases her jovially... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...is leaving, but, because she is so self-centered, is not especially concerned for his safety. Julia and Maria are not sad whatsoever, and instead are excited to benefit from the looser... (full context)
Chapter 4
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Winter passes without incident. Mrs. Norris pays lots of attention to Maria and Julia, who have blossomed into young women renowned in the area for their accomplishments, their good... (full context)
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...the other girls go out. She loves to hear about the balls that Maria and Julia attend. She also looks forward to her brother William’s impending visit. (full context)
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...from lack of exercise. Lady Bertram and Mrs. Norris tell Fanny to ride Maria or Julia’s horses when they do not want them, but Fanny has few opportunities to do so. (full context)
Chapter 5
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...the Crawfords meet for the first time, they immediately like each other. Though Maria and Julia don’t find Henry especially attractive, his charm quickly wins them over. Julia begins to think... (full context)
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...Henry implies that he prefers Maria, and Mary waves him off, tells him she likes Julia best, and reminds him that Maria is engaged. (full context)
Chapter 6
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Julia and Mrs. Grant encourage him to share his opinion, and Henry agrees to give it.... (full context)
Chapter 7
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On the fourth day of these long rides, Edmund and Julia are invited to dinner at the Parsonage, but Maria is not because Mr. Rushworth is... (full context)
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When Edmund and Julia return from dinner, the atmosphere of the drawing room, clouded by Maria’s bad mood, is... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...arrives. Henry arrives in his barouche to take them to Sotherton, with both Maria and Julia vying for the seat in the front next to Henry. Mrs. Grant suggests that Julia... (full context)
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Maria is sullen because Julia is sitting in the front with Henry, and she grows jealous as she watches them... (full context)
Chapter 9
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Julia, meanwhile, calls Henry’s attention to Maria and Mr. Rushworth, saying that the chapel surroundings make... (full context)
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Julia states that she wishes Edmund were already a clergyman so that he could marry them... (full context)
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...close to the gate, sticking together in a group. Lastly, Mrs. Rushworth, Mrs. Norris, and Julia are far behind. (full context)
Chapter 10
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...a silence between them, and then Maria comments that Henry seemed to enjoy driving with Julia that morning. Henry says he does not even remember, and then recollects that he was... (full context)
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...of Edmund and Mary, who seem to have forgotten her. Suddenly, Fanny hears footsteps, and Julia approaches, asking where everyone is. Fanny explains where Maria and Henry have gone, and Julia... (full context)
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Fanny suggests that Julia should wait for Mr. Rushworth to arrive with the key, but Julia says that she... (full context)
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Five minutes after Julia leaves, Mr. Rushworth shows up, and when Fanny explains that the others have not waited... (full context)
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...sooth Mr. Rushworth’s hurt feelings, then tries to encourage him to catch up with Maria, Julia, and Henry. At last Mr. Rushworth agrees and sets off, going through the gate with... (full context)
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Maria, Julia, Henry, and Mr. Rushworth return late. Things are still a little tense because Maria did... (full context)
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...settles in with all her gifts from Mrs. Rushworth and her staff. Henry suggests that Julia sit with him again up front, much to Julia’s delight and Maria’s disappointment. Mr. Rushworth... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...in November since he has finished his business in the West Indies. Neither Maria nor Julia is happy about this update, since he is so strict. Maria is especially displeased because... (full context)
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Maria and Julia then invite Mary to play instruments with them, and so she leaves Edmund and Fanny.... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...leaves Mansfield for his property in Norfolk for two weeks. During his absence, Maria and Julia are extremely bored. (full context)
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...Rushworth, who bores her out of her mind, and that makes her miss Henry more. Julia misses him as well, and believes she is Henry’s favorite thanks to hints from Mrs.... (full context)
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...Edmund, but he does not catch on. Edmund mentions that Mrs. Grant believes Henry prefers Julia, and that, though he has not seen any proof of it himself, he hopes that... (full context)
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Fanny overhears Mrs. Rushworth and Mrs. Norris discussing Julia and Henry one night at a ball, which happens to be Fanny’s first. Mrs. Norris... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...Yates as manager. Tom becomes fixated on the idea, and it catches with Maria and Julia as well. Henry wholeheartedly voices his support. Tom insists that in order to do a... (full context)
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...this idea, and says that all he can do is try to persuade Maria and Julia not to take part. Fanny suggests that Mrs. Norris might side with him. Edmund agrees,... (full context)
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The next morning Edmund speaks to Maria and Julia, who are just as unwilling to listen to him as Tom. As Edmund is trying... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...building the set, and the curtain is being made before the script is even picked. Julia, Maria, Henry, and Mr. Yates want the play to be a tragedy, while Tom and... (full context)
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Maria and Julia both want to play Agatha, Frederick’s mother. Julia points out that there is no part... (full context)
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Yates objects to Julia playing the Cottager’s wife, thinking it is too insignificant a part for her. They argue... (full context)
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Julia calls out the fact that Henry thought she would be overpowering as Agatha but not... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...Thomas would not like Maria playing Agatha. Maria says that if she drops the part Julia will take it, thinking that the fact that she is not engaged would make her... (full context)
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...servant. They don’t discuss the play much, because of the tension between Edmund and Tom, Julia’s sourness about her part, and the fact that Mr. Rushworth’s repeated attempts to center the... (full context)
Chapter 17
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Julia also feels insignificant and underappreciated after Henry led her on for so long. Julia, who... (full context)
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To Mary, Mrs. Grant wonders if Julia is in love with Henry, and Mary says she thinks both sisters are. Mrs. Grant... (full context)
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The narrator returns to Julia’s heartbreak, saying that despite Henry’s lack of interest, she still loves him and hopes he... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...Edmund, suggest that Fanny should read the part instead. Fanny hesitates, but finally agrees—when suddenly Julia announces that Sir Thomas is home. (full context)
Chapter 19
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Everyone is shocked by Sir Thomas’s sudden arrival. Julia, Edmund, Tom, Maria, and Mr. Rushworth go to meet their father, while Fanny stays with... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...why he is going away since he is supposed to be in love with her. Julia is happy when he leaves, now bitter about the love triangle in which she “lost.”... (full context)
Chapter 21
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...the wedding, Maria and Mr. Rushworth take off for a trip to Brighton along with Julia, leaving the Mansfield Park quieter than ever. (full context)
Chapter 23
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...hunting while Fanny thinks about the fact that Henry is present even though Maria and Julia are in Brighton. Henry acknowledges that Fanny’s cousins are away, and they discuss the failed... (full context)
Chapter 24
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As Henry flirts with Fanny, Fanny does not forget what Henry did to Maria and Julia, but feels his charms soften her hatred for him. Henry tries to be the first... (full context)
Chapter 26
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...throw a ball before William leaves. Mrs. Norris suggests instead a ball when Maria and Julia return at Christmas, but Sir Thomas rejects that idea. Edmund, William, and Fanny are all... (full context)
Chapter 29
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...Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram express sadness that all their children are leaving the nest. Julia, who was supposed to return home soon, decided instead to go to London with Maria.... (full context)
Chapter 30
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...treat Fanny, despite his flirtatious behavior, since he loves her. They discuss the fact that Julia and Maria will be angry, but that they will eventually forget about it. Henry plans... (full context)
Chapter 32
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...like Henry, and Fanny wants to tell him about how Henry played with Maria and Julia’s affections, but does not want to betray them to their father. Sir Thomas says he... (full context)
Chapter 33
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...not harass Fanny about it. She is angry that Fanny received the offer instead of Julia, not angry that Fanny refused it. Lady Bertram, for her part, thinks Fanny must be... (full context)
Chapter 35
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...she thinks, that she should judge him less harshly for his behavior toward Maria and Julia during the play. Fanny senses, as Edmund talks, that his thoughts drift to Mary, who... (full context)
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...love with her, and even if she did, after what he did to Maria and Julia, she could not trust him. Edmund understands, but Fanny is growing agitated. (full context)
Chapter 40
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...happy for news from outside of Portsmouth. Mary describes how Henry asks about Fanny, how Julia is courted by Mr. Yates, and how Edmund remains at Mansfield. (full context)
Chapter 45
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...Mansfield through Tom’s illness and enjoy the spring weather. Fanny is astonished that Maria and Julia remain in London during their brother’s time of need, and decides that London is a... (full context)
Chapter 46
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...confirming that they do not know where Maria and Henry have gone, and adding that Julia has eloped with Mr. Yates. Edmund also tells her that Sir Thomas is sending for... (full context)
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...to be soon leaving Portsmouth and to take Susan with her. She is shocked by Julia’s elopement, but too distracted to dwell on it. Susan is excited to go as well.... (full context)
Chapter 47
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...exposed the story to the public. Sir Thomas is extremely distressed by Maria’s scandal and Julia’s elopement (which, though a very unwelcome event, pales in comparison to Maria’s actions). (full context)
Chapter 48
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Julia returns to Mansfield and begs the family’s forgiveness, and Mr. Yates, wanting to be approved... (full context)
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Julia having fared better than Maria, the narrator notes, is perhaps due to the fact that... (full context)