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Depicting the mishaps the political and social life of the mid-eighteenth century family encounter and the change of their state from fortune England in his novel. Thus, as a true reflection of produces solutions to the conflicting matters in love the author, Parson Primrose is a Tory in heart and supports relationships, religion, morality, social classes, politics, monarchy as the guardian of liberty and uses his position law and justice.

Nevertheless, observing work touching upon human nature and thus it captures the the state of the middle classes and the lower classes against affection of readers from the eighteenth century onwards. Philadelphia: William Duane, A Glossary of Literary Terms: follow. Unequal combinations are Seventh Edition. Boston: Heinle, Finally, through Dr. New York: Pantheon, Oxford: Oxford University Press, University of Illinois, McMaster University, Ontario, Graduate Faculty of Texas Tech University, Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays.

Princeton: Princeton University Press, Christian Wagner. Marburg: Krieger Company, Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: From Patrimony to Paternity in The Vicar of Wakefield David Aaron Murray In his Advertisement to The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith declared that his hero, the Reverend Dr Primrose, "unites in himself the three greatest characters upon earth; he is a priest, an husbandman, and the father of a family.

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As a priest he pursues his "peculiar tenet" p. As a husbandman he proves to be comically inept in managing his resources.

Throughout the first half of the novel he is an unreliable narrator.

But it is in his role of father that the greatest disparity appears between his own image of himself and his actual authority. Throughout the book Primrose attempts to exercise fatherly authority in three ways: through control of resources, through direct commands, and through wise adages. In all three ways he largely fails.

The wedding is called off by Arabella's father, who is known for his prudence with money.

George, who was educated at Oxford and is old enough to be considered an adult, is sent away to town. The rest of the family move to a new and more humble parish on the land of Squire Thornhill, who is known to be a womanizer.

On the way, they hear about the dubious reputation of their new landlord.

Also, references are made to the squire's uncle Sir William Thornhill, who is known throughout the country for his worthiness and generosity. A poor and eccentric friend, Mr.

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Burchell, whom they meet at an inn, rescues Sophia from drowning. She is instantly attracted to him, but her ambitious mother does not encourage her feelings.

Then follows a period of happy family life, interrupted only by regular visits of the dashing Squire Thornhill and Mr.


Olivia is captivated by Thornhill's hollow charm, but he also encourages the social ambitions of Mrs. Primrose and her daughters to a ludicrous degree.

Finally, Olivia is reported to have fled. First Burchell is suspected, but after a long pursuit Dr.

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Primrose finds his daughter, who was in reality deceived by Squire Thornhill.It is their vanity that makes them ambitious and leads them into errors which the Vicar's calm wisdom could have avoided for them. Sophia, frightened by the loud report, had thrown herself into Mr.

A room was found for the ladies near the prison, and Moses and the little ones were permitted to stay with the Vicar. It is generally revelation rather than character development.

The Vicar, his wife, and the Squire's chaplain joined in the discussion, and the Squire, apparently repented for his former excesses, went so far as to ask the Vicar to give prayers. James' Park Goldsmith satirizes writers of the time.

However, the second half of the novel reveals the limits of such prudence. Wilmot to cancel the proposed marriage between George and Arabella.

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