Consider Joseph Andrews as a comic- epic poem in prose.

Answer: It is true that we can term “Joseph Andrews” as a ‘comic- epic poem in prose’ because it has almost all the prerequisites that are important for labeling it as a ‘comic epic poem in prose’. Fielding himself termed it as a ‘comic-epic poem in prose’ in the ‘preface to Joseph Andrews’. Fielding claimed Read More

Discuss Joseph Andrews as a picaresque novel.

Answer: Joseph Andrews can’t be called a regular picaresque novel for Fielding employs elements of this tradition in an exposition of his own theory of the Ridiculous. He was writing a “comic epic-poem in pose”. He adapts the picaresque tradition to his own theory of the novel, which shows the influence of various other literary Read More