Essay on the Reliability of Moll Flanders

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I have just posted my first essay. It is located here:

Here is the introductory paragraph:

“Daniel Defoe’s 1722 classic is a roller coaster ride through the life of Moll Flanders, narrated by Moll herself. Though Moll’s attempts to conceal her identity and that of others suggest that the tale that is to be told contains a great deal of truth, her reliability is the subject of much debate. There are three points that when viewed together form a cohesive unit arguing for the unreliability of Moll’s story. These are the role that the concealment of her identity, and that of others may have in her narrative of the tale; blaming the devil for luring her into stealing; and the ease of which she as a mother speaks of walking away from some of her children.”


Author: Jerry Jacques

Jerry Jacques, is a native of Queens, New York. He was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti on June 12, 1980. His purpose in setting up this blog is to think through biblically with others on theology, culture, and anything else that may catch his attention. His hope is that this blog will be a wonderful stopping point for all who visit. He enjoys reading, writing, movies, bowling, board games, and weight lifting. The views expressed here are the author’s own and not necessarily those of his church. If you are interested in getting in touch, write him at Special Interests: Apocalyptic Prophecy, New Testament, Book of Revelation, Book of Daniel, Book of Habakkuk, Biblical Interpretation, Comparative Religion, and Christianity in Contemporary Culture.

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