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    product of the modern age. Writers have long portrayed this idea in a variety of texts ranging from histories, to plays, to daily news publications. Two texts serve to highlight this concept as it was practiced in eighteenth century England, The Newgate Calendar, and The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard. Each recounts a separate tales of criminal acts during this period. While each account paints a picture of extensive habitual crime interwoven into the very fabric of society, historical

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    says “The prison offered no opportunity for employment, so they spent their time drinking, gambling, playing cards, fortune–telling, dancing, singing, begging from visitors, fighting with one another, dressing up in men’s clothing, and reading improper books” (pg.2). The system adapted for these prisoners was carless and a promotion of their criminal acts rather than giving opportunity for success. Fry wanted to change this system because she saw how much the women in the prison had no ability for

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    have had a more fulfilling and gratifying life had she suppressed her vanity and price and accepted her role in society and lived accordingly. Moll began life in the low class. Not much nobility or status was expected of the orphan born in Newgate Prison, and in English society, there was little chance for Moll to escape this class. But Moll had the blessing of the kind "nurse" who raised her, kept her out of the dreaded servitude, and found a high class family for Moll to live and grow up with

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    Analysis of Moll Flanders

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    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. Her mother left her when she was only a baby, and in English society during that time of period, there was little chance for such a girl like Moll to escape this class. But Moll had the luck to have the kind "nurse" who raised her; the kind nurse

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    attendant on economic and social uncertainty and he displays a clear understanding of female specifics, in a criminal world. Defoe himself was an 'outsider'. A Londoner who often had to live by his wits, pursued by creditors and spending time in Newgate prison for debt. His own honesty was at times rather dubious. He writes accurate social history in a fictional form. The social details in 'Moll Flanders' are very accurate, even those set in Virginia and the novel is also politically and economically

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    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

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    Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

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    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. She is easily attracted to men that have interest in her beauty, but also comment on her beauty. She searches for husbands who have money and are willing to spend it on her needs, and also gives them an impression that she is wealthy. She was born in prison and wasn’t fortunate to have what others

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    Moll Flanders

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    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

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    The Success of Wemmick in Great Expectations

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    Many of his home habits allow him to express his care and decency, which contrasts with his mechanical work which lacks good value. Wemmick dedicates himself to separating the two so that he may keep his virtues intact while he works in the filth of Newgate. Wemmick is alone in his success of separation when compared to others such as Jaggers and Pip. Such dedication to keeping good values alive gives Wemmick so much integrity that he immediately becomes a favorite character. The castle in Walworth

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    The Incredible Journey of Moll Flanders

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    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

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