Moll Flanders

incest in Moll Flanders

the incest part of the novel is a little weird, isn't it?

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Well, the incest with her brother is indeed weird, but what I find stranger is the way Moll's "place" in the novel changes in so short a period of time. Moll is seduced by her older brother, set up as his mistress (wife if you like), and then advised to marry her younger brother. It's a travesty. Sister; mistress; wife; sister; sister-in-law; all in a row.


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