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Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe

Character Analysis The Governess

The governess was a pickpocket, midwife, and procuress before Moll met her. As a midwife she was kind to Moll. Later she became a pawnbroker and Moll's partner in crime, pushing her into deeper and deeper criminal activities. She later became remorseful and discontinued her criminal pursuits; but she remained Moll's friend through all her trials in prison and in America.