In the novel, Pamela, the heroine is pressured by her master to give in to his sexual advances. She does not and through as series of letters we see the story unfold. The realism comes into play with the use of the language in the letters. These letters offer a very realistic portrayal of a woman's emotional upheaval, uses everyday laungage and shows the reader how very prone to mistakes and self deception Pamela really is. In fact it is realistic in the fact that it has that combination of truth and doubt that exist in the real world.