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

How is the theme of charity and good nature treated in Joseph Andrews?

Answer: Henry Fielding undoubtedly holds moral views far-ahead of his times. Morality is an approval of adherence to principles that govern ethical and virtuous conduct. Fielding was accused of being immoral in his novels. Dr. Johnson called his novels “vicious and corrupting”. Richardson echoed the “charge of immorality” against him. Modern critics, however, has justified Read More

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