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Jean-Jacques Rousseau regarded it as "the onebook that teaches all that books can teach." In Emilius and Sophia:or, A New System of Education (1762), he wanted Emilius to readonly Robinson Crusoe during his formative years, because itwould "guide his development to a state of reason" and teach him tojudge everything by its usefulness.

Robinson Crusoe is a novel written by Daniel Defoe

In this novel we meet Robinson Crusoe who is stranded on a uninhabited island.
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Robinson Crusoe: Theme Analysis | Novelguide

The first major difference between Defoe's work and most other books dating from this time is that Robinson Crusoe is really entertaining, quite exhilarating and at times even amusing to read....

Robinson Crusoe Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis - LitCharts

While stranded alone on an island the character of Robinson Crusoe seems to have a religious epiphany about the role of Providence in his life and resolves to live in accordance with God's will....

As I began to read, I had the preconceived notion that Robinson Crusoe was just an adventure book.
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Describe the main character in Robinson Crusoe. | eNotes

As Defoe depicts it, the narrator's solitary confinement, even though it was an event that Crusoe viewed as being a punishment from God for his sins in the beginning, has really caused the narrator to become "enlightened" and has also made him realize that his new life was by far better than that in England.

Robinson Crusoe Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis - LitCharts

The change that took place on the island, essentially, made Crusoe realize that even the utopian experience while isolated is not comparable to that of sharing human emotion and the riddance of loneliness and makes him appreciate it that much more (Novak 77).

Robinson Crusoe Essays | GradeSaver

Mainly, the story of Robinson Crusoe is based on a Scottish sailor named Alexander Selkirk who lived alone of the island of Juan Fernandez for over four years until he was rescued (Sutherland 7).

Free eBook: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The new-grown barley and corn on the island, which Crusoe calls a "prodigy of Nature" (Defoe 80), is really symbolic of the spiritual and emotional growth that is taking place within himself (Peck 96).

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Robinson Crusoe is a "story told with modesty, seriousness, and with religious application of events"(Defoe 7) written as a first person narrative.

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Some see this "solitude as the universal state of man" (Watt 55) and in the case of Robinson Crusoe, it was this solitude that essentially changed his whole psyche and made him less of a wanderer, both spiritually and physically, for he found faith in God and no longer was able to aimlessly stray due to the confinement on the island.