What are the themes covered in the third letter of Pamela by Samuel Richardson?
The third letter of Pamela explores the themes of temptation and of appearance versus reality. Pamela reassures her worried father that even though her master is giving her gifts, this would never tempt her to abandon her virtue. However, she mistakes appearance for reality when she states that she cannot believe the people around her have bad intentions because they treat her with kindness. She also believes her own kindness will be repaid with kindness.