Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

As most of the teenagers nowadays, Robinson rebelled against his parents and ran away from home. He never learned from his past mistakes and continued to venture into dangerous journeys: after being enslaved by a Moor, the “prodigal son” escapes, starts a plantation, but gets into trouble again, being shipwrecked. He is the only survivor and learns how to live on the inhabited island. After some years he meets Friday, one of the savages that came there for a cannibal feast. Later on, an English ship approaches the island shores. The mutineers intend to leave their captain on the island, but Crusoe helps him retake the ship. Instead of killing them, the traitors are left on the island, having advice from Crusoe on how to survive.

After twenty eight years, Robinson leaves the island and returns to England to find that his parents were dead and he had nothing left in the will. Crusoe recovers his wealth from his plantation in Brazil, gets married and has three children. Many times he turns to God and thanks him for saving his life. He often reflects on Him as creator of all things and acknowledges in front of the English sailors that:

All help is from Heaven.Daniel Defoe, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12623/12623-h/12623-h.htm

Info

  • Author: Daniel Defoe (1660–1731)
  • Original title: The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Adventure novel
  • Publication year: 1719
  • Public: Adults, teenagers
Robinson Crusoe