Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

April 8, 2008
By Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
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Robinson Crusoe is a classic adventure written by Daniel Defoe. Published about three hundred years ago (1719). Robinson Crusoe is an adventure that is hard to put down, once you start reading it. This story is set on a remote island, that the character was marooned with no mean of survival. The story is based in a large part on the survival skill of Robinson Crusoe, and later moves to adventures with other characters involved. Even thought the characters in whole story are very few, and most of the events in the book are about everyday life, the location of the story makes that routine eventful, and exciting.

The first part of the story dealt with the struggle of Robinson Crusoe, trying to survive on the island, by establishing a routine for his survival. His worries were shelter, food, and fresh water. Something most of us take for granted unless we are suddenly deprived off.
Daniel Defoe will keep you guessing how Robinson Crusoe will get his next meal or how safe he is in his man made shelter.
Also, by letting Robinson Crusoe plant seeds of wheat and corn, the author is letting us know that his stay on the island will be long, and that more adventures are expected. By the discovery of footprints and signs of human life.
It is hard for someone to go through school life without claiming that he or she has not read Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. It is not my, or anyone else's place to recommend this three hundred years old classic. It is rather its long history as one of the greatest adventures ever written.
What is most striking is the contrast in the way living, thinking human race, and habits between the eighteenth century and now. The world might have moved on from Daniel Defoe's days, but this great classic refuses to fade away.

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This article has 4 comments.

raphateen5 said...
on Jun. 12 2012 at 2:00 pm
I agree with you about the book being exciting, because it makes you curious about what will happen next, and I also think it teaches you about survival, such as building a farm, and cooking meat in pots made of clay.

Andre said...
on Jun. 12 2012 at 1:59 pm
The way Robinson survives in the island is very interesting because he manages to survive only with his knowledge from Europe and he still could dominate the island and create a new society. In this point of view, we can undestand that the caracther represents the european people.

luca n said...
on Jun. 12 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hello bapalapa2 my name is luca and i'm a refugge from the Iraq war. I'm writing to you to tell that i really liked your article because Robinson crusoe this book was my first friend after i arrived here in uganda, but last month a guy named Kony came to my house  and took it so im really sad because i've lost my best friend, can you send me another copy of the book ?

thank you


Mari C said...
on Jun. 12 2012 at 1:43 pm

I agree with you, this book is great!It shows how Robinson used his everyday knowledge from Europe in the island, planting and even making a calendar, not losing time sense.

Another impontant point of the story, that I don't like, is that he exploits Friday, taking advantadges for himself throught other people, but it was a way of surviving there, he needed to get out of the island.

Crusoe is a great story of adventures and ovecoming obstacles, which started a new trend, because at that time people didn't use to publish adventure stories.



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