Harlot's Progress Analysis

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Hogarth created the Harlot’s progress, which became famous. This forced him to create the Rake’s progress. The Harlot 's progress contains six paintings, which were successful to an extent that Hogarth followed them up by creating the Rake’s progress. The prints depict the life of a young woman who becomes a prostitute after going to London. However. She dies at the age of 23. On the other hand, Rake’s progress depicts his venture into commercial art and his strong morals. This paper compares the two tales and the information they represent. In his progresses, he talks about two different people. He talks about the male figure in one progress and the female figure in another progress. For instance, Harlot’s progress talks about a young woman…show more content…
Hogarth does not talk about this detail in the plates but represents it in some way. His father died in the prison due to the cruelty of fellow inmates. This shows that moral weakness in the prison. His father was detained in the prison since he was young. The effect of this ordeal seems to have taken a toll on Hogarth since he does not talk about it in his plates. Change here is seen when his character, Tom, finds himself in a similar situation. This happens after he loses his new fortune after his affair with the rich woman’s house cleaner is discovered. Tom goes to plead for help in the gambling club where he found himself in problems as the club caught fire. He is taken to the same prison that Hogarth father was detained. However, he ignores the presence of his rich wife and Sarah, his lover who was a maid at the house of the rich woman. The frustrations in prison are depicted when the jailer and the beer boy command him to give them money. As this frustration continues, Tom goes insane as shown by the experimental analysis machinery. This is the different detail as everything happens similarly as it had happened to Hogarth’s father except that Tom did not die. Additionally, he was hospitalized where he could get comfort from his lover. Hogarth ensures the change in detail in order to hide the possibility of the story being about his late
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