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Moll Flanders
Moll Flanders
by Daniel Defoe
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Lying, Fake Names, and Deceit

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

You can't turn the page in Moll Flanders without encountering some piece of deceit, whether it's a plain old fake name, a lie someone tells, or full-on criminal double-dealing. We'd document all those moments for you, but that just might make this section as long as the novel itself. So instead, we'll just leave you with this question: Is there anyone in the novel with whom Moll is totally honest? Cue music

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