AP Lit Question 2 (prose): a NINE

In this passage from The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, an 18th century work by Tobias Smollet, Mr. Pickle happens on an encounter with the soldier Godfrey Gauntlet, who wishes to know about Mr. Pickle’s relationship with his sister. This culminates in tense emotions firing between the pair of them and a physical duel, yet all the while Smollet shows how such tension and emotions were in part kept in check by an element of honor, dignity, and respect that was expected from two men as per the social norms of the time. Continue reading “AP Lit Question 2 (prose): a NINE”

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