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Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe

Study Help Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe at least five episodes which illustrate Moll's pseudo-repentance.

2. Show that Moll's ambition to become a gentlewoman is not a mere whimsical desire.

3. Show how Moll's conscience, a weak and faltering guide, is overcome on crucial occasions by external pressures or inducements.

4. Trace the gradual hardening of Moll's character prior to her final repentance.

5. Explain what sort of shady activities Moll was engaged in before she began her actual career in crime.