Character Analysis The Draper

The draper, an unprincipled gentleman, was described as "a tradesman that was rake, gentleman, shopkeeper, and beggar, all together." He became Moll's second husband and spent much of her money on extravagances for them. Because he continued to buy handsome things even when his money ran out, the draper's creditors had him imprisoned. He eventually escaped and went to France, telling Moll to consider him dead.

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After hearing stories from her mother-in-law, Moll realized that her third husband was also

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