Joseph Andrews ; with Shamela ; and Related Writings: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism Test | Final 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. What year is "Essay on Reputation" written?

2. When is "Essay on Good Nature" written?

3. Who writes "The Life and Adventures of the Renown'd Don Quixote"?

4. Unlike Joseph Andrews, Mr. Wilson's difficulties initially result from _______.

5. What happens to the person from Grenada that Gil is unsure of how to help him recover from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do many critics like Fielding's characterization of Adams?

2. How is "Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane" similar to Fielding's work?

3. In "Essay on Reputation," how does Fielding distinguish virtue and vice?

4. How is Adams similar to Don Quixote?

5. In "Essay on Good Nature," what does Fielding say about good and ill nature?

6. How do Adams and Joseph reveal the essential virtues of the good man?

7. In "An Essay on the Knowledge of the Characters of Men," what does Fielding say about deceit?

8. In Dick Taylor Jr.'s "Joseph as Hero in 'Joseph Andrews,'" how is Joseph characterized?

9. How do Adam and Lady Booby differ in their reaction to Joseph and Fanny's arrival after Joseph rescues Fanny?

10. What does Thomas Gray say about Fielding's work?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Fielding employs simple, minimalist, yet effective language that employs powerful symbolism. Choose an example of symbolism, briefly describe it, and identify the technique which it embodies.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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