Though Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews operates as a skillful satire of literary trends of the time, the satirical elements also appear during his criticisms of how law is conducted in the more rural parts of English society These criticisms become especially apparent in Book IV of the novel, wherein the particularly corrupt Lawyer Scout seeks to disrupt the lives of the protagonists at the request of Lady Boobyt Fielding‘s portrayal of Scout is remarkably dynamic in how he displays more…...
In Book One of Joseph Andrews, the ridiculous antics of the upper class are demonstrated through the silly and melodramatic episodes of a miss Lady Booby and her handsome footman, Joseph. The genuine essence of Lady Booby represents the era's falsely advertised assertion that the higher-ranking population contained superior moral merits, most evident in their reputation, Under this notion, the hierarchy of society equates wealth with manners, as one quality is coupled with the other. The nobility engendered the perception…...
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