Moll Flanders Questions and Answers
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To what extent can Moll Flanders be considered a feminist novel?

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One of the most striking aspects about Moll Flanders as a character is the way that in spite of being a female at a time when patriarchy was a force to be reckoned with, she demonstrates considerable intelligence and independence and is determined to do anything in order to achieve her goals in life. There is something to be admired in the way that she shunned traditional roles that were forced upon women to live her life as she wanted, even though this leads her to commit extremely questionable actions and to act immorally. However, it is her...

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