Henry Fielding and Jonathan Swift
What makes Lemuel Gulliver and Parson Adams admirably contrived characters for their authors’ various purposes?
This is a particularly unsatisfactory essay (13/20) and its faults were rightly noted. It was pointed out that I did not elaborate on “various purposes” as the question quite clearly asked. It also was well over the word count (no word count on a C64) and need not have been as it was verbose and repetitious. The obvious excuse was not devoting enough time for proper thought, but it appears I did write an outline, then a copy by hand before typing. It took many more years before I was comfortable typing without a hand written draft.