Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed, pride, and repentance. Concept is defined as a great underlying or essential issue of artistic representation. These three themes enjoy an important role within the development of the history of Moll Flanders. The first theme, avarice, is shown in Moll’s acts of prostitution.
The aim of the following essay is mainly a brief comparison of two novels of Daniel Defoe named respectively Moll Flanders or its complete title The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1724) and his other novel Lady Roxana or its full title The Fortunate Mistress (1724).