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    The Complexities of Morality and Perception in Tom Jones by Henry Fielding When Henry Fielding's Tom Jones was published, it was considered by many critics to be an entirely immoral, and thus, quite offensive piece of writing. Even the back cover of our Oxford World's Classics edition makes reference to the work as "A motley history of bastardism, fornication and adultery." Inside this same edition, John Bender's introduction describes the negative response to the work by Fielding's own peers

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    The sentimentalist novel subgenre was associated specifically to eighteenth century British literature—it emphasized sensibility, emotion, and virtue. Even though Henry Fielding, an eighteenth century British playwright and novelist, believes that people should be virtuous and honestly good, he satirizes the phoniness of sentimentalists because the basis of the relationships between characters in a sentimental novel was based on passion alone. For instance, in Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, Pamela’s

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    Fielding sates that in his novel Joseph Andrews that he aims to “ describe not men, but manners;not an individual, but a species”1. He goes on to state that his aim is “not to expose one pitiful wretch to the small and contemptible circle of his acquaintance, but to hold the glass to thousands in their closets, that they may contemplate their deformity, and endeavour to reduce it, and thus by suffering private mortification may avoid public shame”2. Here we can see that Fielding is suggesting that

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    fiction and non-fictional, I will search for the elusive ingredient that makes Boswell's work "real." The works to be discussed including three by Boswell and one by Henry Fielding. Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1785); The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791); The London Journal: 1762-63 (1950); Joseph Andrews, by Henry Fielding (1742). These four works present a serviceable cross-section of fiction vs. non-fiction; biography for an audience vs. autobiography for self.Joseph Andrews is a work

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    that offers some authentic aspects of life but also conserves characteristics of classic genres of epics and romances. These contrasting styles can be seen notably in Journal of the Plague Year (1722) by Daniel Defoe, and Joseph Andrews (1742) by Henry Fielding respectively. In the context of these author’s respective works, the intrusiveness of Fielding’s narrator along with his relatively artificial characters and plot, ultimately makes the work less realistic by the standards of Formal Realism and

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    Tom Jones - Structure

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    English Literature I The formal well-organized structure of The History of Tom Jones contributes greatly to the intricate plot inside, and the novel as an overall piece of work. Henry Fielding contrived the blueprint of the book in its many clearly separated segments extremely well, making it equally as important as the plot. Tom Jones is deliberately and clearly divided into its separate parts. Through these parts he is capable of paralleling two types of stories in one single novel, along

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    Andy Nguyen September 2015 English 12 - Stevens The Art of Fielding Paper Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding focuses on Henry, a small town boy that learns the value of life through the sport of baseball. Henry comes from humble beginnings of small town America, but suffers from a case of perfectionism – he will not stop short of achieving total perfection and this will eventually lead to his demise. He meets Mike Schwartz, a college baseball player that convinces him that college baseball is his

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    The Rape Of The Lock

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    society by means of words. Similarly, The Rape of the Lock (1714) by Alexander Pope remains to be a literary work of great reputation because of the important social issues he has addressed by means of wit, irony, and humor in form of a mock-epic as Henry Fielding did in his novel Joseph Andrews which remains well known as the social document of English society. The Rape of the Lock deals with the issues of vanity, frivolity, conceit, pride and the indulgence of elite of the English society in trivial matters

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    Marriage Issues in Tom Jones

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    Marriage Issues in Tom Jones Throughout Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, there are many examples of marriage. There is Squire Western's marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick's marriage, the mentions of Allworthy's wife, the marriage of Nightengale and Nancy, and the marriage of Nightengale's cousin and the clergyman, and finally the marriage of Tom and Sophia. Some of these marriages end with a happy ending and some do not and we, the reader, are supposed to look at these marriages and see why

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    Charles Dickens

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    school off and on until he was 15, and then left for good. He enjoyed reading and was especially fond of adventure stories, fairy tales, and novels. He was influenced by such earlier English writers as William Shakespeare, Tobias Smollet, and Henry Fielding. However, most of the knowledge he later used as an author came from his environment around him. 4 MIDDLE LIFE Dickens became a newspaper writer and reporter in the late 1820's. He specialized in covering debates in Parliament, and also wrote

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