How was Tom Jones imprisoned?
Introduction: “Tom Jones” (1749) is the greatest novel of the eighteenth century. In structure and the richness of characterization, Tom Jones stands unrivaled in the history of English fiction”. Tom is the hero of the novel.
The incident of Tom’s imprisonment: Tom Jones visited Mrs. Fitzpatrick at her home. On leaving the house, he met Mr. Fitzpatrick, who had come at the inquest of his wife. He suspected that Tom had had an affair with his wife. Mr. Fitzpatrick provoked Tom into a duel. Mr. Fitzpatrick was seriously wounded in the duel with Tom. As a result, Tom was arrested and imprisoned.
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He had little hope of surviving his injuries. Tom’s grief was compounded when he received a letter from Sophia accusing him of betraying her. He accused her of writing a letter to Lady Bellaston proposing marriage while he was telling Sophia of his love for her.
However, Tom became free from jail when the news came that Mr. Fitzpatrick was still alive.
Conclusion: The thrill of Tom’s imprisonment touches the hearts of the audience. They thought Tom and Sophia couldn’t get married.