But he does not confine himself to these two varieties. The society that Fielding portrays in Joseph Andrews is extremely inhuman, callous, indifferent, uncharitable and narcissistic. Then he marches away completely forgetting the horse itself. But virtue is not just chastity. In essence, Fielding was strongly against the type of morality which he felt was propounded by Richardson. In addition to his absent-mindedness, he has odd gestures and funny mannerism. Irony and satire are closely related literary terms.
Salient Features of his Satire: Satire is achieved through exposure of the follies and foibles and never through castigation. But a difference between Tom and Joseph is how they deal with women. Indeed, Fielding does not leave an opportunity to satirize Richardson's Pamela. Slipslop is another entirely humorous character. He is indulged in odd gestures and mannerism. He Satirizes various forms of social egoism He found that man entertained very false motions of social respectability and his vanity and egoism led him to many ridiculous situations. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969.
A Satire of Modern Times. Immediately afterwards another robbery takes place, and a small bottle of wine is found in the purse of a lady who has most vociferous claims to virtue. Fielding continued to air his political views in satirical articles and newspapers in the late 1730s and early 1740s. Another example is the Mr. The ability of Fielding for the satire never ends. Fielding could have just written a nasty letter to the editor complaining about how stupid he found Pamela, but instead, he makes fun of it point by point and creates his own novel in the process.
He is more effective in preventing the course of law than as a supporter and practitioner of it. The contrast between the virtue that Lady Booby pretends to and the vice that er real intentions point clearly to her social egoism. Like Joseph and Fanny, he acts on his feelings, and it is because of this affinity that he is such a fine guardian and guide to the young pair. New York: Cooper Square Publishers Inc. The aunt of Sophia faces his brother to defend the social position of the woman as a member of the society, with the same rights and duties as men.
Fielding also provides some glimpses of the chaotic, greedy, opportunistic and insincere sides of the 18th century society. Fielding tries to show us that there is a greater spirit of charity in the poor than in the rich. Fielding statirise that these leisure classes have nothing to do constructively and scandal mongering is common pursuit and occupation of the elite class. Joseph Andrew as a Work of Satire Joseph Andrew was written by Fielding to satirise some of the more commonly found social follies and foibles in the contemporary society. A suit for custody was brought by his grandmother against his charming but irresponsible father, Lt.
Slipslop as a satirical figure Robert Alter 1968 says in his work Fielding and the nature of the Novel; Mrs. It would be extremely degrading for her to express her love to hr footman. The crowning irony is that the poor postilion who showed his human feelings was later transported for stealing a hen-roost. Human greed is exposed by the characters of the surgeons and the clergymen. Fielding's influential pamphlets and enquiries included a proposal for the abolition of public hangings. An Enquiry Into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers and Related Writings. Though a minor item in Fielding's œuvre, the subject is consistent with his ongoing preoccupation with fraud, shamming and masks.
More obvious than any of these, the influence of Cervantes appears not only in the resemblance between Don Quixote and Parson Adams, but also in a number of similarities in manner and incident. The chaotic side is exposed by the robbery incident. In brief, Joseph Andrews is a fine social document that represents an inclusive picture of the 18the century English society. Hey, we've all been the gullible friend before. Anyway, Tom Jones is gentleman who always tries to treat women with respect. His desire to read to Mr.
Satire against customs and manners and morals of the contemporary society and humanity at large, is moderate, humane and tolerant. But she can at-least lean on his arm when she is tired and this happen almost every minute and there is no harm in taking him by the hand while getting out of her coach and pressing it very hard for fear of stumbling. Booby changes herself radically when his bother Joseph tells that she is equal to Fanny but Pamela with much fictitious vanity replies that:. Humour, naturally, occupies an important place in Fielding's concept of novel. It's where we go when we need to laugh a little bit and let off some steam. This satire follows the model of the famous Tory satirists of the previous generation, and , in particular.
There runs a fine streak of irony as well. She has sensibility, sweetness, and gentility; in short, she is the perfect object for Joseph's love, and the way in which she immediately takes to the road in search of Joseph after hearing of his plight testifies that she too has a depth of feeling all too rare in this novel. Henry Fielding had a lot of works, novels and plays. The keynote of a farce is exaggeration to excite boisterous laughter. His Pamela was accepted as the most edifying book after The Bible.