I love but hate, I laugh without a smile, I am ridiculous and respected, hypocrite and honest, a nonsense with reason , a convict and a gentleman. Isn't that the world we live in ? He is using a subtle form of humour by saying things that he does not mean. This situation is odd or amusing because it involves a contrast. Irony kills, laughs, denounces, argues but is hidden behind words to look not so politically
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but the degree of interpretation will differ from one reader to another. Defoe used a narrative technique and developed a deep character that in some ways created a new kind of fiction. Defoe wanted to denounce the society he was living in and was certainly the first author who defended the rights of women, but irony stays at the level of interpretation. Discussing the irony in Moll Flanders is just considering the interpretation of everyone.