Robinson Crusoe by Cynthia C. McGowan

By Cynthia C. McGowan

In Defoe's tale, Crusoe, slightly of a insurgent, leaves domestic and seeks experience. alongside the way in which he's stranded on a barren region island and remains there by myself for 15 years. someday he sees a footprint -- no longer his personal. the realm and one man's conditions switch vastly.

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True to his old friends, he promised them restitutions for their labors on his behalf when he was in full control of his wealth. " He decided first to go to England, but was somewhat apprehensive about going by sea. Acting on his hunches, he decided not to go two different times on two different ships, and this was greatly to his advantage as both ships were lost at sea. He resolved then to go by land and, taking Friday with him, he and five other gentlemen employed a guide and left for England.

Compare the ideas regarding man's ability to create, for himself, a civilization in the wilderness in this novel and in Golding's Lord of the Flies. 5. What is a "piragua"? 6. How does Crusoe reconcile his urge to kill cannibals with his religious beliefs? 7. In terms of this novel, is "girl Friday" a degrading title? 8. Define Crusoe's paternalism. 9. What are Crusoe's attitudes towards women in the latter part of the novel? 10. How many years was Crusoe on the island? 11. Do you think that Defoe meant this novel to be a moral tale?

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