Tom Brown's Schooldays Themes

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Integrity and Loyalty

Tom develops his sense of integrity and loyalty early, in his days in his home village. As the result of his early relationships with farmhands, nannies, and others of the so-called "lower" classes, and by following the example of his father and mother, he learns that every human being is worthy of respect no matter their economic or social status. This is a core element of his personality, an aspect to his character that causes him to act repeatedly in defense and support of fellow students who are bullied or downtrodden. The most notable of these is Arthur - from welcoming him into his circle of friends to helping him become physically stronger to accepting the spiritual teachings he has to offer, Tom treats him with honesty, openness and respect (despite the occasional flare of resentment and jealousy).

The process of developing his personal sense of...

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