Young 1 Tyler Young Professor Mowry English 1100C 27 November, 2017 Paper 3: Moll Flanders Moll Flanderswritten byDaniel Defoe, first published in 1722, is a fictional novel that takes the shape of an autobiography through the use of a first-person narrator, the narrator is the protagonist Moll. Moll Flanders lived a very hectic life in the 18th century full of questionable decisions and unfortunate events that result from those questionable decisions. Defoe created a character in Moll Flanders who is compelled to transgress certain moral laws in order to achieve prosperity. Defoe warns the readers about his creation in the preface when he says, “What is left 'tis hoped will not offend the chastest reader or the modest hearer; and as the best use is made even of the worst story, the moral 'tis hoped will keep the reader serious, even where the story might incline him to be otherwise. (Preface 5)”.Here Defoe balances out all the
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