Joseph Andrews

why does the writer make Joseph Andrews a brother to Pamela ?

Why does the writer make Joseph Andrwes a brither to Pamela ?

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Fielding uses the name Pamela for Joseph Andrew's sister, as a spoof to the character of Pamela in Samuel Richardson's novel by the same name. Fielding choice is sarcastic, though today's readers are likely unaware of the reason for his ridicule.