Blifil

Blifil

Allworthy’s nephew; talebearer and consummate pietist. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones]
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And this consideration, perhaps it was, which prevented Captain Blifil from being more explicit with Mrs Wilkins, or from encouraging the abuse which she had bestowed on Allworthy.
I have thought it somewhat strange, upon reflection, that the housekeeper never acquainted Mrs Blifil with this news, as women are more inclined to communicate all pieces of intelligence to their own sex, than to ours.
Classically, evil characters are those like Blifil in Tom Jones, who speak strong moral absolutes but treat others badly, using those absolutes against them.
CUTLINE: (1) Blifil, played by Alex Schaefer, left, is slapped by Tom Jones, played by Connor Sampson, in a scene in "The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling.
For example, Jones intercedes energetically on behalf of the pregnant, unwed Nancy Miller, eloquently insisting to his friend Nightingale that since he seduced her he must now marry her, even though she has no fortune; he turns down a marriage proposal from the widow Hunt, even though the marriage would extricate him from his financial difficulties; he forgives his enemies, even Blifil, whose perfidiousness has been responsible for all his troubles.
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The reference is no doubt to Captain Blifil in Fielding's Tom Jones and in particular, it seems, to Book II, Chapter 2.
Of course, both Tom Jones and Pride and Prejudice give us characters beyond redemption whose corrupted manners, conversation included, disrupt the lives of other people and their communities: Fielding's villains are Square, Thwackum, and Blifil, all of whom delude Squire Allworthy for some time (81-83, 106, 567-69, 585-87, 591-95).
Asi, se encuentran ensayos sobre: I) la analogia entre diferentes platos de comida y diferentes clases de libros, preparando al lector para que primero se alimente y luego saboree los mejores manjares, metafora nada desdenable si tenemos en cuenta que posadas y comidas tienen lugar con bastante frecuencia en esta novela, II) Metodo seguido al elaborar la novela e importancia que concede al tiempo y al espacio en relacion con los distintos personajes, III) Amplia lo expuesto en 2 ejemplificado ahora en el caso de Mrs Blifil, IV) Fielding dirige su fina ironia contra el modo de hacer de los escritores, incluido el mismo.
The "abusive eloquence which he possessed in such abundance" (Weaver, 1965, 77), often manifested itself in such insults as his characterization of the John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay as "the coalition of Blifil and Black George [ldots] the coalition, unheard of 'til then of the puritan with the black leg" (Kirk, 1964, 379), which led to Clay challenging Randolph to their famous duel.