Joseph Andrews ; with Shamela ; and Related Writings: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who defends Joseph in the coach to the host when Miss Grave-airs and others protest his presence?

2. What does Fielding believe that biographies copy instead of creating originals?

3. After his father's death, what does Wilson set out to become but fails at?

4. Whose stable does Joseph go to at the age of ten?

5. What kind of a priest does Adams converse with after escaping the squire's retinue?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Wilson and Adams similar in virtue?

2. What does Fielding introduce through the character of Barnabas in regards to clergy?

3. How do Mrs. Tow-wouse and Adams differ on money?

4. When Mrs. Slipslop's encourages Lady Booby to marry Joseph, why is Lady Booby indignant?

5. What does Fielding reveal about Betty through her actions that shows some conflict in her character?

6. How does Fielding contrast biographies and romances?

7. How is Trulliber revealed as a greedy clergyman?

8. Why does Wilson fail to participate in Harriet's father's trade?

9. Why does the squire pursue Adams, Joseph, and Fanny?

10. What does the gold that Joseph gives Fanny symbolize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful establishes connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic stimuli. The author uses these images to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this story.

Essay Topic 2

Corruption in society is a prevailing theme of Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. Fielding frequently refers to this theme, painting a bleak picture of London society. Which characters appear corrupt and why? Which characters appear to rise above corruption even if they were initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Fielding describes?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the concept of self-empowerment as exhibited in Joseph Andrews. Which of the characters is self-empowered? How does Joseph learn to make decisions for himself?

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