Mansfield Park

Mr. Norris Character Analysis

Mr. Norris is Mrs. Norris’s husband, and serves as her excuse for why she cannot take in Fanny at the beginning of the book. Mr. Norris is never described in detail, and dies early on in the book, catalyzing Mrs. Norris’s move from the Parsonage into the White House. Mr. Norris is a preacher, and is succeeded by Dr. Grant after his death.
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Mr. Norris Character Timeline in Mansfield Park

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Norris appears in Mansfield Park. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...large income and becoming Lady Bertram. Another sister became Mrs. Norris when she married Reverend Mr. Norris , who earned only a small income. The last sister became Mrs. Price, deigning to... (full context)
Chapter 3
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Mr. Norris dies when Fanny is fifteen, and, as a result, Mrs. Norris moves to a smaller... (full context)
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Now that Mr. Norris is dead, Sir Thomas expects that Mrs. Norris will take Fanny into her household, desiring... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...She then rambles about her own improvements to the Parsonage when she lived there with Mr. Norris , including the planting of an apricot tree. Dr. Grant tells her that the tree... (full context)