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New Paragon of Morality: An Analysis of Pamela from the Perspective of Social Identity

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2022.050104 | Downloads: 29 | Views: 485


He Niannian 1


1 Faculty of Foreign Language, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China

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He Niannian


Pamela, or Virtue rewarded, written by Samuel Richardson in 1740, narrates a story of how a maid became a member of the nobility owing to her virtue. Based on the social identity theory, the paper looks into the social identity construction of the heroine to study her representativeness of new English gentlemen in the social context of the eighteenth--century Britain.


Pamela, Virtue, Social identity, New gentlemen, Eighteenth century


He Niannian, New Paragon of Morality: An Analysis of Pamela from the Perspective of Social Identity. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2022) Vol. 5: 13-17. DOI:


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