Originally Posted by Billi
That's not difficult!
I think Fanny is more the "sister" of Anne Elliot or, in some way, of Catherine Morland.
That's a perceptive insight!
Now that you mention it, Fanny clearly is in that tradition--she is also, perhaps, a literary sister of Elinor of Sense and Sensibility
(though the element of suffering isn't as pronounced in the latter}.