Representation of the Criminal World in Enlightenment Literature
Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist best known for his novel about Tom Jones. H. Fielding was one of the most known representers of enlightenment movement in literature in 18th century of England.
The Age of Enlightenment describes a time in Western philosophy and cultural life centered upon the eighteenth century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source and legitimacy for authority. The ideas concerning God, reason, nature, and man were blended into a worldview that inspired revolutionary developments in art, philosophy, and politics. The philosophers of Enlightenment with supreme faith in rationality sought to discover and to act upon universally valid principles governing humanity, nature, and society. They variously attacked spiritual and scientific authority, dogmatism, intolerance, censorship, and economic and social restraints.
The18th century England was not a very nice place. Every visitor to 18th-century London was impressed by the noise and the throngs of people.…
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