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Feilding’s Theory of Comic Prose Epic and It’s Practice in the History of Tom Jones, a Founding

Author ZhouWenNi
Tutor SuZuo
School Central China Normal University
Course Comparative Literature and World Literature
Keywords Comic epic in prose Henry Fielding The history of the foundling Tom Jones Epic Comedy Realism
Type Master's thesis
Year 2008
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The 18th century is the era of just the rise and development of the English novel, when the novel has not yet become \But as a new stylistic novel its vivid and witty, and close to the public life, widely accepted and loved by the public. The works of Daniel Defoe and Richardson pioneered the novel can be called for, and as the 18th century British realist fiction master of Henry Fielding's novel theory and creative practice of the establishment and development of the English novel from the role can not be ignored, and occupies a very important position in the history of the development of British fiction. Fielding \Cut constructed from Fielding's prose hi, Wei epic theory, foundling Tom Jones history epic comedy features the achievements of realism, one by one to expand the analysis and evaluation, in order to better grasp the Phil D of this masterpiece. At the same time to strengthen the text reading deepen the understanding and analysis of prose comedy epic theory. The first chapter from Fielding's novel creative process followed by the attempt to establish the process; explain what the comic epic in prose, to find its theoretical basis and features; once again, Overview Fielding to analyze its comic epic in prose theory comic epic in prose theory as the core of the realist novel writing ideas. Second chapter from the epic history of foundling Tom Jones \Chapter structural point of view, the history of foundling Tom Jones \\The third chapter from the history of foundling Tom Jones \Foundling Tom Jones's history through the set of the comedy of the contents of the plot, comic characters shaped, and the tone of the comedy satire as the use of language to reflect its comic epic in prose comedy. Chapter from the ingredients of realism in the history of foundling Tom Jones \Foundling Tom Jones's history demonstrated the success of the new stylistic realism, on the one hand, the show of luxury living picture of 18th-century British countryside and cities, on the other hand, reflects the aesthetics of realism in the characters portrayed principles. The creative principle of realism, fiction and epic comedy reached a good combination. The epilogue is about how to properly look at the achievements and limitations of Fielding comic epic in prose theory, and Fielding's works and literary theory has significance in literary history.

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