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Tom Jones is a great novel of English Literature

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Ruiz, Juan R. ENC1101, Dr. K. Claus, 09-21-04, Essay #1 Tom Jones, Episode #1 Tom Jones is a great novel of English Literature; it presents a dilemma raised in a humorous way. The 18th century masterpiece develops in the countryside of England at the village-like place of Summerset. Sexual temptations, moral assumptions, and unique characters make the story as captivating a creative painting from Picasso. Most important; the character of Tom Jones is very identifiable for his realistic approaches, sexual adventures, and heroic actions. The novel tells the story of a bastard child found by a wealthy man with great heart: Squire Allworthy, "the lord of the country manor"(Tom Jones the novel play, 1963). He found this infant in the sheets of his bed one night as he prepared to sleep. ...read more.


As a young man, Mr. Jones is a handsome, brave, and amazingly generous gentleman with a hearty sexual appetite for women. His blonde hair divides into two parts in the middle of the skull and almost covers his ears completely. The green eyes and fit body make him very attractive to women. He secretly gets involved with the gamekeeper's daughter, Molly Seagrim, who becomes pregnant and is humiliated by the people in town because she isn't married. When Tom finds out that she is awaiting a baby of his, he accepts responsibility for his acts and consequently offers her financial support to cover the costs of pregnancy. Meanwhile, Sophia has just returned to the village after spending many years in London and she encounters her childhood sweetheart Tom. ...read more.


The reality of the character embodies a real life story since he's portrayed as the protagonist whose qualities are beyond standard, but at the same time is given that touch of reality when he is shown to have committed many mistakes during his young lifetime. In addition, he is hated and envied by the great majority of the townspeople and even steals to provide for the needy. Furthermore, Tom does not seek any publicity for his virtues and has no desire for revenge against any of his enemies, which makes him a unique honorable man. And all in all, Tom Jones is a "spirited young man whose character flaws are minor because they never conceal his noble heart"(Tom Jones the novel play, 1963). Even though the people around him point him out for his many mistakes, he is a better man than most of them. WC 684 WC 684 ?? ?? ?? ?? 3 ...read more.

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