“Molly Becomes a Thief”, D. Defoe – HOMEWORK

Questions on Textual Analysis

Four Open Questions: answer briefly, no more than 10 lines for each question.

  1. It has been said that with this new novel, unlike he did in his renowned masterpiece, Defoe begins to question the standpoints of the British middle class, point out in the text how he does so.
  2. What does the protagonist consider as the “devil’s bait” and why?
  3. What is Moll’s most dreadful fear? (give exact reference from text).
  4. Defoe strives to achieve realism in his novels, would you say he succeeds in this extract and how?

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