or Virtue Rewarded Notes
is a chamber maid to a kind lady
lady dies, her son pursues Pamela
new master separates her from her friends
tries to rape her
then offers a mock marriage
still refuses him
realizes he’s in love with her
realizes her love as well, but still denies him
he really marries her and makes all his friends accept her.
psychological analysis of his characters made them into dynamic characters,
[or ones that evolve] from flat ones. They are neither heroic ones,
as in the old romances, nor picaresque ones, as in Defoe. Richardson, in
fact, is the first writer to put, at the center of his works, the new
middle-class people, with their problems and desires.
unlike Defoe, it is used mainly in the treatment of characters and in the
minute recording of their mental processes and feelings.
was a best seller at the time.
Virtue is rewarded