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The Incredible Journey of Moll Flanders - The Incredible Journey of Moll Flanders      Abandoned by her mother at the age of six months Moll Flanders does not have any of the requirements expected for her life journey to be a very good one. Her first memory is that of "wandering among a crew of those people they call gypsies, or Egyptians;" (9). But already as a child of about eight or ten she is aware of herself as an individual ready to shape her own life: "...for alas. all I understood by being a gentlewoman was to be able to work for myself, and get enough to keep me without that terrible bugbear going to service..." (13)....   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays]
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An Analysis of Moll Flanders - An Analysis of Moll Flanders The novel is about the realistic experiences of a woman in the underworld of 18th century London. She is anonymous, Moll Flanders being a pseudonym which she adopts when she needs an alternative identity for her criminal life. She has no family, having been abandoned by her own mother - a transported felon, and her upbringing, education, social position and material well - being are all constantly precarious. She lives in a hostile, urban world, which allows for no weakness....   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays] 2240 words
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Criticism of Moll Flanders - Criticism of Moll Flanders       How should readers interpret the seeming contradictory character that Daniel Defoe presents in Moll Flanders?  Is her penitence a construction of irony?  While the question of irony was prominent in the earlier criticism of the 1950s and 1960s, most scholars have moved away from that question, acknowledging the existence of various types of irony and validating the true reformation of Moll.  Critics are now articulating other subtle and complex authorial strategies in Moll Flanders besides the use of irony, crediting Defoe with more of what it takes to be a "father of the novel."  Newer critical methodologies involving class and gender are also playing a r...   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays]
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Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe - Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed, vanity, and repentance. Theme is defined as an underlying or essential subject of artistic representation. These three themes play an important role in the development of the story of Moll Flanders.      The first theme, greed, is shown in Moll's acts of prostitution. Moll turns to thievery in many instances to support herself. She also allows her morals to disintegrate; a result of her greediness....   [tags: Moll Flanders Daniel Defoe Essays] 1150 words
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Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe - Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders was a product of her vanity and pride. She devoted her entire life to achieving some sort of wealth and social status. Her pride encompassed her entire life and affected all of her life decisions. Moll sacrificed many things, including love, religion, self-respect, and peace of mind, in order to attain a sort of affluence. Eventually, Moll achieves her desires and retires a gentlewoman in America, but her journey definitely took a serious toll on her life....   [tags: Moll Flanders Defoe Essays Papers] 1163 words
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Essay on Freedom and Fate in Moll Flanders - Freedom and Fate in Moll Flanders Are people who believe in freewill simply ignorant of the reasons of their actions. In the context of Defoe's Moll Flanders, this question may result in considerable debate. Was Flanders free or was she predetermined to live a wicked and improper life mired in years of penitence. Did the whorish behavior of Moll's mother predetermine Moll's actions. Certainly there is no question that Flanders was a criminal - she was a whore, a thief, and she practiced incest....   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays] 664 words
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Moll Flanders - George Eliot wrote, "It is never too late to be who you might have been." As I read those words, I was hard pressed to find another who fit them as well as Moll Flanders. Despite circumstance and luck and odds set against her at every turn, this woman refused to bow to the conventional wisdom that normally rules the downtrodden and the dispossessed. And it is in that tenacity of spirit I find Eliot's words ringing true. Moll Flanders born into a world of pad-locked doors and dark menacing corners was destined for greatness simply because she lived it....   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays] 463 words
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Moll Flanders - Moll Flanders is an excellent story about one woman's evolution from a poor economic status to a, later, mid-class caste in life. Moll Flanders used her meticulous cunning in order to survive in the 18th century. She started out with a tabula rasa, or clean slate, when she is born, but, eventually, she resorts to an immoral life in order to survive. When she learns that her husbands die very quickly, but give her money for having sex with them, she turns to a life of whoredom. This choice, however, was only done as an instinct to survive....   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays] 798 words
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Radical Views of Defoe Exposed in Moll Flanders - Radical Views of Defoe Exposed in Moll Flanders        Daniel Defoe is a proponent of the unorthodox in his novel Moll Flanders in which he shapes many aspects of Moll's life after those of his own.  The concepts he puts forth in the work are radically different from beliefs customary to seventeenth century England.  Appealing to and championing the common man, Defoe constructs an iconoclastic piece that praises a common woman.   In spite of gender differences, Moll mirrors Defoe's life.  Defoe draws on his past, when he served time in debtors' prison after his business as a merchant failed.  He traveled to cities where he would become free from his creditors (Monarch Notes).  It is fr...   [tags: Moll Flanders Essays]
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Psychological and Presentational Realism in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe - Psychological and Presentational Realism in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe The Eighteenth-century literature is popular for its peculiar style of writing that gives the readers an insider’s view in the novel. By combining the two aspects such as Psychological and Presentational Realism, authors have created works of pure masterpiece such as Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. Defoe illustrates Moll, the protagonist’s psyche by writing the narrative in the first person to imply it as an autobiography....   [tags: Presentational Realism Moll Flanders Defoe Essays]
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Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe - In Moll Flanders, the main character, she believes money makes the world go round. In this novel the novelist tried to show hardship and the bad luck that women breed being irresistible to men struggling women determined not be defeated by a cruel world. “Many critics and historians argue that a woman named Elizabeth Atkins, a notorious thief who died in prison in 1723, was one of Defoe’s inspirations for the character of Moll Flanders.” (“Moll Flanders”) Most of Moll’s actions are due to the need and desire for money....   [tags: elizabeth atkins, women]
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Analysis of Moll Flanders - The novel is telling a real experience of Moll Flanders about her entire life in 18th century in London and in America. She spends her whole life to become a gentlewoman by getting wealthy and trying to achieve a high social status. On the path she was pursuing those; she has to give up so many things; including love, self-respect, religion, and peace of mind, and all the decisions that she had made were just in order to satisfied her vanity and pride. Moll began her life in the low class. She was abandoned by her born mother, a transported felon in Newgate Prison....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Governace's Influences on Moll in Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders - In Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, the protagonist's rollercoaster journey began with her birth in the Newgate prison and ends in England where she lives the rest of her life repenting her sins. Along her journey, Moll Flanders meets many people as she attempts to avoid the deadly snares of poverty prevalent in the seventeenth century. Throughout her life, she fails to form emotional attachments with most of the people she encounters. However, Moll Flanders forms an everlasting relationship with the governess who helps her deliver an unwanted child and helps her survive as a single woman....   [tags: pregnency, criminal, wealth] 1424 words
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Crime in The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoes - ​Crime has been something that has plagued us as a species since we started walking the Earth. Although it didn’t create a face for itself until the Eighteenth-Century when there became a split in economic identity, as well as a separation in gender. In Daniel Defoe’s “The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders,” the central female character, is driven by a lust to rise above what she has been born into, but through a series of unfortunate events and gender norm, she is forced to step out of social norms to achieve the life that she believes that she deserves....   [tags: industrial revolution, victms ] 1000 words
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Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary, & The Joys Of Motherhood - Moll Flanders, Madame Bovary, & The Joys of Motherhood Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood are three novels that portray the life of woman in many different ways. They all depict the turmoils and strife's that women, in many cultures and time periods, suffer from. In some cases it's the woman's fault, in others it's simply bad luck. In any case, all three novels succeed in their goal of showing what a life of selling oneself short is like through the eyes of a woman....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparing Defoe's Moll Flanders and Aphra Behn's Oroonoko - Credibility and Realism in Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders and Aphra Behn's Oroonoko       In the Dictionary of Literary Terms, Harry Shaw states, "In effective narrative literature, fictional persons, through characterization, become so credible that they exist for the reader as real people." (1) Looking at Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders (2) and Aphra Behn's Oroonoko (3) the reader will find it difficult to make this definition conform to Moll and Behn's narrator. This doesn't mean that Defoe's and Behn's work is 'ineffective', but there is indeed a difficulty: it is the claim of truth....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Morality and Religion in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe was born in 1660.Daniel received a very good education as his father hoped he would become a minister , but Daniel was not interested.His family were Dissenters, Presbyterians to be precise, and those sects were being persecuted a bit at this time so maybe Daniel had the right idea.He was always very tolerant of other's religious ideas himself he was a good puritan at the same time.He'd pretty much against the ministry,though he wrote and spoke in favor of the Dissenters all his life.However being a religious man he sometimes critisized Christianty .Somehow he reflected his beliefs in his books,writings....   [tags: Papers]
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Self-Realizations Made in Prison in De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gao by Wilde, Moll Flanders by Defoe - Prison Realizations Throughout this semester, and the multiple readings covered, a number of different prison scenes have been encountered. In many cases the prisons function as a location that restricts certain kinds of movements and actions while enabling others. Overall, one underlying message of the prison encounters through the texts is that prison can help people reach some sort of realization. Some texts enable a realization of self, while other texts enable a realization of a society as a whole, but regardless some sort of realization is met....   [tags: material, sins, society] 1001 words
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Comparing Marriage in Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman, She Stoops to Conquer and Moll Flanders - Separation between Love and Marriage in Mary the Wrongs of Woman, She Stoops to Conquer and Moll Flanders       Our aim in this paper will be to analyze and discuss the different ways in which love and marriage were dealt with during the eighteenth century and to what extent these two terms were linked together or considered as opposite. To accomplish this matter we are going to focus our attention on several works that are representative from this period and that reflect in an accurate way the social mores and more specifically, marriage conventions and romantic love....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Daniel DeFoe, Master Liar? - "And after all, what is a lie. `Tis but the truth in masquerade" Lord Byron (1) Moll Flanders, a potent character of Defoe's, is haunted by her past, and as such, is driven to tell her story. Many literary scholars believe Defoe intentionally mislead readers to believe that Moll Flanders was a real person. Defoe has therefore often been dubbed as a liar. The dictionary definition of a lie is: To speak untruthfully with intent to mislead or deceive (2) Plots in other fictitious works, such as those by Shakespeare, were known as fiction due to their unlikely content, but in Moll Flanders it is harder to distinguish between fact and fiction....   [tags: European Literature] 1257 words
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Surprising Similarities and Striking Differences - Surprising Similarities and Striking Differences Daniel Defoe wrote Moll Flanders in 1722, almost one hundred years before Charlotte Bronte finished Jane Eyre. Despite the difference in the times of writing, they bore apparent similarities. Nevertheless the writers adopted different techniques to portrait two heroines. The two novels were both growth novels, to a certain extent, which depicted the changes of the heroines as they grew up. In order to illustrate the changes, the authors employed similar plots and writing skills....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1062 words
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Presentation of In Flanders Fields – script - Presentation of In Flanders Fields – script Our presentation is on In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. There is an irregular rhyme scheme = aabba aabc aabbac Almost all lines are 8 syllables long The rhythm sounds like that of a nursery rhyme – there is an iambic pentameter with a very regular line length and rhyme scheme. This is in great contrast to the actual words all about death and war. * Line 1 – ‘In Flanders Fields the poppies blow’ presents a nice natural image of poppies swaying in the breeze....   [tags: English Literature] 1380 words
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Flanders Fields - In Flanders FieldsIn Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep, though poppies growIn Flanders fields....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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William Mathew Flinders (Flinders Petrie) - "Flinders Petrie's output was extraordinary, his energy unflagging" a quote by M.S. Drower (1995,xxi) illustrating the adventurous and hardworking life of one of the greatest British archaeologist and Egyptologists. His story begins on the evening of the 3rd June 1853, born William Mathew Flinders more commonly known as simply Flinders Petrie (Drower,1995,p13). He became one of the most significant figures in Archaeology, beginning his research in Egypt in 1880 until "a year or two before his death"(Drower,1995,p.xxi)....   [tags: archaeology, Egypt, excavation, Egyptology]
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Sawney Bean vs. Mary Frith Otherwise Moll Cutpure - The very different, but yet somewhat similar accounts of Sawney Bean and Mary Frith, who is also known as Moll Cutpurse, contain aspects of a traditional criminal biography. In these narratives Bean and Frith share a similar life style growing up, however, the way their lives end are very different. Throughout their lives both of the main characters are seen as “unnatural” to the people around them. The crimes that they commit and the way they act in public are extremely abnormal. Through analysis of these two narratives, and considering the important similarities and differences that are portrayed, we discover that with similar starts in life the choices these characters made has lead them...   [tags: traditional criminal biography, morals]
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Battle of Ypres– Paved Canadian Indepence - Throughout World War I, Canadians had fulfilled each and every task given to them with courage, dedication, and bravery. There were many important moments during this time which began shaping Canada’s identity. However, the Battle of Ypres played a powerful and significant role in establishing who we were as Canadians. The Battle of Ypres was a defense against the German army invading the last piece of Belgium soil which began in April 1915. When the Germans had used a new technology called chlorine gas, the French soldiers fighting alongside Canadians ran away....   [tags: flanders field, war, german]
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Literary Criticism of Daniel Defoe's Novel, Roxana - Literary Criticism of Daniel Defoe's Novel, Roxana Most critics agree that Daniel Defoe's novel, Roxana, is his darkest work. Author Malinda Snow, who wrote "Arguments to the self in Defoe's Roxana," quotes author David Blewett saying that "Roxana is Defoe's only protagonist who is passive in the face of disaster" (Snow, 1). Roxana is portrayed as a significant character who is "intensely self-aware, she reasons with herself, judges herself, and ultimately cannot forgive herself' (Snow, l). One of the reasons the novel has such a serious mood and tone is because Roxana seems to constantly be arguing with herself....   [tags: Roxana]
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Daniel Defoe and the Apparition of Mrs Veal - "Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The devil always builds a chapel there, And't will be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation" (Defoe, The True-Born Englishman. Part I. Line1). Daniel Defoe was a man of many beliefs, from political to spiritual he was complex in his values. He was roughly a merchant, soldier, factory owner, bankrupt, spy, pamphleteer, convict, journalist, editor, politically disruptive writer, and novelist. However to this day, his life and works are an interesting and remarkable topic for the curious to delve into....   [tags: Biography] 1098 words
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Canada’s National Identity: History and a Poem - Prior to World War I, Canada as a nation had an identity crisis. A key factor in Canada’s pursuit of an identity are the countries that have influenced it.Through the influences that other countries have had upon the nation of Canada, Canada has been able to create a unique identity. The nation was created without one, but it was able to create a unique nation that in turn, went on to influence those who’s influences it drew from originally. Canada’s national identity is attributed to our role in World War I....   [tags: flanders fields, john mccrae, canada]
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Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room - Jacob Flanders, Many Things to Many Readers - Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room - Jacob Flanders, Many Things to Many Readers Listless is the air in an empty room, just swelling the curtain; the flowers in the jar shift. One fibre in the wicker arm- chair creaks, though no one sits there. - Jacob's Room The year 1922 marks the beginning of High Modernism with the publications of T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland, James Joyce's Ulysses, and Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room. Woolf's novel, only her third, is not generally afforded the iconic worship and critical praise so often attached to those works of her most famous male contemporaries....   [tags: Jacob's Room Essays]
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Censorship of the 1950's and its Impacts in America - One hears about censorship of free word happening all the time in other countries, but did it ever happen in the United States of America. Not many people know that restriction of free speech and personal expression did in fact occur in America, mainly during the 1950s. During this tumultuous time, newfound fears of threatening outside influences, mainly political in nature, had set in and as a result the government tried to protect the American public from these “radical” ideas through the use of censorship, or a restriction in the flow of information or ideas....   [tags: Censorship, America, USA, 1950's, ]
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We Must Keep Daniel Defoe in the Literary Cannon - Daniel Defoe born in or around 1660 experienced the most complex disastrous events in England before he was seven. In 1664 a Dutch fleet attacked London, in 1665 the plague took seventy thousand lives and in 1666 the great fire destroyed Defoe’s neighborhood expect for three houses, one being his. Born to a family of dissenters a class of people who refused to conform to the Church of England, Defoe was hindered with obstacles from the start. Receiving his education from a dissenter’s school and as West indicates: “barred from Oxford and Cambridge and instead received three years of higher education under the Reverend Charles Morton, a future vice–president of Harvard University who drilled...   [tags: Work of Daniel Defoe]
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Do 19th Century Writers Regard Criminals as 'Irredeemably Other'? - `Nineteenth century writers are fascinated by criminals, but they are content to regard them as socially marginal, congenitally deviant and irredeemably other'. Is this true of the writers you have studied. Nineteenth century writers have indeed portrayed their criminals as socially marginal, congenitally deviant and irredeemably other, though all of these characteristics are rarely ever used in one character. Many writers have tended to cast their more socially minor criminals in a more redemptive light; one consequence of being socially marginal is, more often than not, the character is less intelligent....   [tags: European Literature] 2749 words
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An Analysis of The End of Something - An Analysis of The End of Something   One area of literature emphasized during the Modernist era was the inner struggle of every man. Novels written before the 20th century, such as Moll Flanders and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, dealt with external conflict, a conflict the reader could visualize in an action. Along with other writers of Bohemian Paris, Ernest Hemingway moved away from this process and began using outward actions as symbols for the inner conflict dwelling inside the protagonist....   [tags: End Something] 1202 words
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Castle of Otranto Preface Analysis - Horace Walpole (1717-1797) invented the Gothic novel in his attempt to blend wildness and imagination of the old romance, in his own words "an attempt to blend the two kinds of romance, the ancient and the modern' in one step altogether, the Castle of Otranto. A novel he claimed to have written immediately after being inspired by a dream, "I waked one morning...from a dream, of which all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle...I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down and began to write" (Letter, 9th march 1765)....   [tags: European Literature] 1796 words
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Daniel Defoe's Robin Crusoe - Daniel Defoe used realism to enhance his novel, Robin Crusoe. Many critics agree with this statement, while some think that he should have been more accurate with his realism. Critics also found the book to be very enlightening and beneficial to read and they found that it appealed to a very wide variety of people including the rich and poor and the young and old. Last but not least, some critics found that it showed lack of ability to create characters and events. Daniel Defoe was born to James and Mary Defoe in St....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Suicide Causes and Prevention - “Approximately every 18 minutes, someone in the United State commits suicide” (Flanders 3). Ranked tenth in leading causes of death in the United States, suicide claims the lives of more than thirty thousand people a year (Flanders 3). Recently, there has been an increase in self-destructive behavior among young adults (Flanders 3). “Almost everyone in the United States has been touched in some way by suicide” (Flanders 20). By studying the social issue of suicide, one can identify the causes and help prevent more deaths....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Class and Politics in Renaissance London - When Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker wrote their Roaring Girl in 1611, they based it loosely on Mary Frith, who was frequenting taverns and playhouses in men’s clothing in London and had to appear in front of the court. Moll is the name of half the prostitutes in London and in their play; we meet Moll Cutpurse, the Roaring Girl. Dekker and Middleton use the unusual girl to criticize the London society. Moll goes between classes to evaluate the people in London as is shown when she talks to Sir Thomas and Lord Noland, stating When next, my lord, you spy any of one of those, So he be in his art a scholar, question him, Tempt him with gold to open the large book Of his close villainies; and...   [tags: roaring girl, london, thomas dekker]
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The Urban Legend of a Witch in Maryland - The Legend of Moll Dyer: A Witch in Maryland The first time I heard this story was in Maryland. It was told by a woman in her thirties, who identified herself as being of Irish heritage, which made the story of Moll Dyer more close to her heart. She was also an anthropology major who has had contact with local folklorists in the past. This is where she first learned of the story of Moll Dyer, which she recounted to me as follows: Moll Dyer was an Irish immigrant to Saint Mary’s County, where people began to think she was a witch....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]
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