Popular Appeal In Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe, was published in 1719, and it contained all the elements of popular appeal. The novel became very popular not only in England but also all over the world. Despite the useful details, there is something vitally romantic in that novel. Even the old reader can't help turning back to his young period. In Robinson Crusoe: he has no friend , he is alone. The footprints he discovers on the seaside is as disturbing to Crusoe as it is to us. We do not want Crusoe to share his island with any other person; we feel happy when Crusoe overcomes daily problems. He doesn't care about anything and he is independent of eveything because he has no family to look after, there is no church to go, no society to be a member of and join . Despite the advice of his father to be in the middle state of life, he break ties with his family at the age of eighteen and goes on a vayage. His father has advised him that: it was for men of desperate fortunes on one hand, or of aspiring , superior fortunes on the other, who went abroad upon adventures, to rise by enterprise , and make themselves famous iin undertaking of a nature out of the common road; that these things were all either too far above me or far below…show more content…
First time when he sees savege, afraid of the savage. He understands that “never man had a more faithful, loving, sincere servant than Friday” (Defoe, 231). While giving a further description of Friday, he uses such adjectives like “obliged and engaged,” and says “[Friday] would have sacrificed his life for saving [his] upon any occasion whatsoever; the many testimonies. . . put it out of doubt . . . that [he] needed no precautions as to [his] safety.” (Defoe 176). Additionally, Crusoe tries to teach Friday to religion matters, which from his viewpoint is another humane mission. The character of Defoe exhibites perspective of modern eighteen century
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