Rewriting the story of “Tom Jones”, “Gulliver’s Travels”, and “Robinson Crusoe” Prepared and Presented by Parth Bhatt, Roll No. III, P-2 The Neo-Classical Literature Sem. III, Eng. Dept. MKS BU.
The Story• Tom is Found orphan – raised by a rich man Mr. Allworthy – Bridget marries to Captain Billfill – their son is Billfill raised with Tom• Captain Billfill – jealousy of Tom for all the possession of Mr. Allworthy – Cap. Billfill dies because of apoplexy• Tutors behavior – despise Tom and adore Bill
Conti..• Sophia Western, Squire Westerns daughter, falls deeply in love with Tom• Tom’s affection for Molly Seagrim - the poor but feisty daughter of Black George• Molly’s pregnancy – Tom prevents Allworthy from sending Molly to prison by admitting that he has fathered her child.
Virtue vs. Vice• “If there are men who cannot feel the delight of giving happiness to others, I sincerely pity them, as they are incapable of tasting what is, in my opinion, a greater honour, a higher interest, and a sweeter pleasure, than the ambitious, the avaricious, or the voluptuous man can ever obtain.” ~ Tom Jones (P. 644)
Virtue vs. Vise• “I am not a hardened sinner; I thank Heaven I have had time to reflect on my past life, where, though I cannot charge myself with any gross villainy, yet I can discern follies and vices too sufficient to repent and be ashamed of; follies which have been attended with dreadful consequences to myself, and have brought me to the brink of destruction. ~ Tom Jones (P.853)
Let’s Travel!• A Voyage to Lilliput• A Voyage to Brobdingnag• Part III: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan• Part IV: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms
Let’s go for a Cruise!• Isnald • Pets and Colonialism• Solitude and • Religion in Crysis individualism • Aloofness• Owenership• Survival vs. Superiority• Saviour
Thank You• This presentation is submitted to Dept. of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University