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In Henry Fieldings Joseph Andrews Fielding attempts to parody the situations in society that to him appear unjust and inappropriate One of the characters created to endure these parodies is Mrs Slipslop an employee of Lord and Lady Booby Mrs Slipslop embodies the traits which Fielding abhors about society Her inappropriate use of language and her uncontrolled sexual impulses when combined with her undeniably misguided devotion to those of status make her the ideal comedic example of societys wrong doings Mrs Slipslop can best be described as pretentious This is evident early in the text with her incongruous use of language Fielding exaggerates this trait with the use of italics in the many conversations involving Mrs Slipslop and at times the characters within the novel have commented on her misuse of language as well Madam answered Joseph I dont understand your hard wordsJA52 Fielding uses the character if Mrs Slipslop as a comedic example of those who are sexually uninhibited or as Fielding would say the unvirtuous In the era that the book was written values and attitudes toward sexuality were in conflict and Fielding exaggerates Slipslops behaviour to draw attention to the sexual hypocrisy of societys value systems To demonstrate this Fieldings physical description of Mrs Slipslop is laced with animal imagery representing sexual tension and aggressions As a hungry tygress who long had traversed the woods in fruitless search sees wihin the reach of her claws a lamb she prepares to leap on her prey or as a voracious pike of immense size surveys through the liquid element a roach or gudgeon which cannot escape her jaws opens them wide to swallow the little fish so did Mrs Slipslop prepare to lay her violent amourous hands on the poor Joseph JA 52 To further exaggerate the situation Fielding makes use of the irony of women being the unvirtuous Fielding demonstrates this through the letter written by Joseph
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