Study Guide

Moll Flanders Characters

By Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders is the ultimate trickster. We spend four hundred pages with her and learn a bunch...

Husband: The Lancashire Man

Code name alert: Even though Moll at one point tells us that this guy's name is James, that...

The Midwife

The midwife is, to put it simply, Moll's hero. This woman seems to show up and help Moll whenever...

Husband: Robin (The Younger Brother)

Poor Robin (who is sometimes called Robert) sure gets the short end of the stick, huh? He falls...

Husband: The Captain/Her Brother

At first Moll's relationship with this guy starts out really well. She says that "he was the...

Husband: The Banker

The banker is probably the most stand-up guy Moll gets involved with. She really toys with the...

Moll's Mother

Moll's real mother is less character, more plot device. She comes and goes so quickly that we...

The Elder Brother

This guy's a real prize. Okay, okay, course we're being sarcastic, because by any standard, the...

Boyfriend in Bath

Although this man and Moll seem to have a fairly nice relationship and he supports her for...

Husband: The Linen-Draper

Moll's marriage to this fool doesn't last too long. He's dishonest and, unlike Lancashire, the...

Moll's Son: Humphrey

As with Moll's mother, we don't know much about her son out in Virginia. We do know that, despite...

The Nurse

Moll moves in with this woman as a small child and stays with the nurse through her early...

Assorted Petty Criminals

London must have been a pretty dangerous place back then because the way Moll describes it, there...

Victims of Crimes

These are the many, many people Moll totally hoses by stealing from them. Some, like the victims...