Examine the relationship between Tom and Sophia in the novel Tom Jones.
The relationship between Tom Jones and Sophia Western in Tom Jones isn't a very complex one, though it is an important one and central to the story. The reason it isn't complex is that psychological elements are not emphasized and their association is straightforward. Tom's and Sophia's fathers' estates neighbor each other and so Tom and Sophia have been friends since childhood. Tom loves Sophia, and she loves Tom.
The wrinkle comes into play because Tom, though possessed of a good and generous heart that values others above himself, is an adventurer and not morally opposed to immoral...
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