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Mozarmi 1 Sean Mozarmi Ms. Zwick AP English Literature 12 April 2011 Conduct and Servility Fielding employs a strange and dramatic situation to fully characterize Mr. Allworthy and Mrs. Deborah Wilkins. Fielding depicts the calm and curious personality of Mr. Allworthy and the obsessive and self-centered personality of Deborah through the use of witticisms and a contrast of the two personalities through their relationship and responses to a stray infant. Fielding frequently uses witticisms and sarcasm to show personalities, especially in outlining the ludicrous and frivolous attitude of Deborah. Fielding emphasizes Deborah’s obsession with “decency” and the “beauty of innocence” her husband cherishes. To meet this standard, Deborah strictly adheres to the proper standards of society, so much so that the result is extreme and humorous. For example, Deborah “swoons” when she sees her husband with a baby and is shocked at the sight of her improperly dressed husband. The fact that she vows that she
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