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Daniel Defoes Moll Flanders is considered one of the first novels ever written It is a story about one womans struggles to gain a larger foothold in the social and economical areas of her life no matter what the cost On the part of the author there is promise of a standard of morals the book shall adhere to There is not a wicked Action in any Part of it but is first and last rendered Unhappy and Unfortunate There is not a superlative Villain brought upon the Stage but either he is brought to an unhappy End or brought to be a PenitentThere is not an ill thing mentiod but it is condemnd even in the Relation nor a virtuous just Thing but it carries its Praise along with it Largely the promise was never fulfilled Most all of Molls misfortunes are based on the bastard of the novel money Money is the entire reason Moll turns out the way she does Money is the reason why she stole lied abandoned her children and loved illicitly Moll realizes how important money is when she is talking with one of the sisters and the older brother walks by Betty Moll wants but one Thing but she had as good want every Thing for the Market is against our Sex just now and if a young Woman have Beauty Birth Breeding Wit Sense Manners Modesty and all these to an Extream yet if she have not Money shes no Body she had has good want them all for nothing but Money now recommends a Woman the Men play the Game all into their own Hands In the novel Moll slept with many men and was paid for it she stole she lied she abandoned her children with no remorse and she loved illicitly All of these immoral things go unpunished The only things that are immoral in Molls eyes are incest and abortion Molls first
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