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Moll and Money

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What is the relationship between Moll Flanders and money and capitalism? What themes come out of this relationship for you as the reader of "her" tale?

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Re: Moll and Money

I think Moll did pretty well keeping track of her money and knowing just how much she had/needed.  Rather interesting in how she manipulated one husband by giving him some of her money (at a risk I think) just so he wouldn't think she was after his.
 
Can't remember where but I think she made a comment about the common folk being taxed unfairly and didn't want any of her money going to the government.
 
Can't relate her pounds of the day to money in US dollars but she managed to live for a year at least after coming back from America to England.  She seemed to always have a roof over her head.:smileyhappy:
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Re: Moll and Money

I agree that Moll seems ahead of her time, as you say, in terms of being so concerned with financial independence, especially as it seems, at the expense of a happy family life.
 
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GrandmaJean wrote:
I think Moll did pretty well keeping track of her money and knowing just how much she had/needed.  Rather interesting in how she manipulated one husband by giving him some of her money (at a risk I think) just so he wouldn't think she was after his.
 
Can't remember where but I think she made a comment about the common folk being taxed unfairly and didn't want any of her money going to the government.
 
Can't relate her pounds of the day to money in US dollars but she managed to live for a year at least after coming back from America to England.  She seemed to always have a roof over her head.:smileyhappy:



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