Joseph Andrews

According to Fielding, what are the proper roles for clergy? Give examples.

I could use 3 roles with examples and explanations. 

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One role of the clergy would be charity, clearly evident in the character of Parson Adams. Adams also illustrates the clergy's role in instructing the members of their parish, as well as demonstrating and modeling Christian morals and propriety. Lastly, Adams' character is the eptiome of honesty. Take the fistfight at the inn, one gentleman urges Adams to lie and take the incident to court. The man also encourages Joseph to lie about what really happened. The Parson refuses, and once again, acts in a way befitting his calling.


Joseph Andrews