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Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
Theme of social realism in Tom Jones
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Theme of social realism in Tom Jones

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  • 1. Paper: 2 The Neo-classical Literature Prepared by: Drashti Mehta Roll No:10 P.G.Enrollment No:PG13101021 Seat no:11310009 Sem:1 Email id:drashti.mehta.111993@gmail.com Submitted to: Smt S.B.Gardi Department of English Maharaja Krishnakumarsinghji Bhavnagar University Bhavnagar(Gujarat-India)
  • 2. Tom Jones _ by Henry Fielding
  • 3. Henry Fielding • Henry Fielding was born in 1707 to Lieutenat George Fielding and his wife. • History of Tom Jones, a foundling was published in 1749. • Henry died on October 8th of 1754 in Jungueira, near Lisbon.
  • 4. Characteristics of Tom Jones • When we first meet Tom Jones, he is a Foundling. • A new kind of hero • A common man • The unheroic hero • Born to be hanged • Helpful • With Goodness of Heart
  • 5. The Theme of Social Realism • • • • • • • Life style Robbers on highways People living in London The role of Institutes Females Politics Society v/s Religion
  • 6. Life style • The wealth and splendor of the English country side. • The habbit of eating and drinking. • Good deal of vanity and affection, malice and intrigue, destroying it’s peace. • In contrast with London life ,it’s better.
  • 7. Robbers on highways • The highways were infested with robbers and villains . • Women find difficulties to travel along these lonely roads in the nights. • Picture of the wretched condition of 18th century highways.
  • 8. The Great City -London • The London Society is morally degenerated. • People can be easily bought to give false evidence even though it might imperil the very life of person. • The people are silly and lustful. • The world of combat-Squire Western is challenged by Lord Fellamar’s messenger and Tom has duel with Mr. Fitzpatrick.
  • 9. The role of Institute • The Public School Education seems to be unsatisfactory for Squire Allworthy , he decides to arrange private tutors for Tom and Blifil. • Doctors had insufficient knowledge about medicine. • Judges were corrupt in their judgement.
  • 10. Females • The portrayal of an English woman is presented here. • Woman’s Chastity is the one of the important theme. • The movement to protect the women’s status had already started. • “If money is lost nothing is lost, if Health is lost something is lost, but if Character is lost everything is lost.”
  • 11. Politics • The situation of England is reflected. • In book VII Tom gets attached to the soldiers. • In book XI, Sophia and Harriet are staying at Inn , the landlords feels that they both wants to go London because they wants to escape from the army.
  • 12. Society v/s Religion • Molly Seagram's attempt to going to church is symbolically presents the followers of Church who were not real followers of christ.
  • 13. Thank You Gmail id :drashti.mehta.111993@gmail.com

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