Tom Jones City Vs Country

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The stereotypical division of city and country remains present today, one work that codifies this difference is Tom Jones, by Fielding. Though the excerpts do not offer much in the way of examples of city or country, there is Tom himself. While being raised like a gentleman, he is boisterous and salacious. Despite his attire and mannered raising, Tom still represents an uncultured country. Yet in that uncultured stereotype is a hidden positive: honesty. In the film, the aptest example of the city is Lady Bellaston. The city and its inhabitants are alluring and interesting but below the alluring façade is a sly, devious nature. Lady Bellaston both lures Tom into her bed and plans for Lord Fellamar to rape Sophie. The city is cultured compared
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