History Literature / RobinsonCrusoe

17th Jan '18 12:06:50 PM Gosicrystal
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* BarbarianTribe: Played straight with the cannibals, but briefly inverted when Crusoe muses that the Spanish are themselves guilty of horrible atrocities in the New World to the extent that the cannibals almost seem innocent in comparison. But he quickly goes back to seeing them as worthless barbarians.

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* BarbarianTribe: BarbarianTribe:
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Played straight with the cannibals, but briefly inverted when Crusoe muses that the Spanish are themselves guilty of horrible atrocities in the New World to the extent that the cannibals almost seem innocent in comparison. But he quickly goes back to seeing them as worthless barbarians.



* [[ButNotTooBlack But Not Too Brown]]: Some critics (including J.M. Coetze) have noted that Crusoe describes Friday as having generally European features: small nose, thin lips, a brighter skin tone than "other natives of America," and overall "all the sweetness and softness of a European in his countenance, too."

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* [[ButNotTooBlack But Not Too Brown]]: ButNotTooBlack: Some critics (including J.M. Coetze) have noted that Crusoe describes Friday as having generally European features: small nose, thin lips, a brighter skin tone than "other natives of America," and overall "all the sweetness and softness of a European in his countenance, too."



* DesertedIsland: One of the most famous examples

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* DesertedIsland: One of the most famous examplesexamples.



* GirlFriday: Trope Namer (although the Trope Namer is actually male).

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* %%* GirlFriday: Trope Namer (although the Trope Namer is actually male).



* IOweYouMyLife

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* InformedFlaw: Friday is ''supposed'' to be from a savage, wretched cannibal tribe. Except we never see him as anything but handsome, kind, intelligent, brave, and loyal - hardly qualities anyone would connect with a "savage."
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IOweYouMyLife



** InformedFlaw: Friday is ''supposed'' to be from a savage, wretched cannibal tribe. Except we never see him as anything but handsome, kind, intelligent, brave, and loyal - hardly qualities anyone would connect with a "savage."



* PublicDomainCharacter : Well, it's been nearly 300 years since it was first published, so this is to expected.
* [[RecycledINSPACE Recycled IN SPACE!]]: One of the many ripoffs/clones/whatever.

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* PublicDomainCharacter : PublicDomainCharacter: Well, it's been nearly 300 years since it was first published, so this is to be expected.
* [[RecycledINSPACE Recycled IN SPACE!]]: %%* RecycledINSPACE: One of the many ripoffs/clones/whatever.



* SalvagePirates
* TheSavageIndian: The cannibals again, being identified as Carib Indians. Includes Friday, until Crusoe reformed him.
* {{Sidekick}}: Friday
* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Very much a Level 1, with the exception of Crusoe's widow friend at the end
** At the end of the first book, Robinson describes how he would eventually send the remaining castaways some cows, sheep, hogs - and women.

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* %%* SalvagePirates
* TheSavageIndian: The cannibals again, cannibals, being identified as Carib Indians. Includes Friday, until Crusoe reformed him.
* %%* {{Sidekick}}: Friday
* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Very much a Level 1, with the exception of Crusoe's widow friend at the end
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end. At the end of the first book, Robinson describes how he would eventually send the remaining castaways some cows, sheep, hogs - and women.



* WoodenShipsAndIronMen

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* %%* WoodenShipsAndIronMen
2nd Dec '16 9:23:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DesertedIsland

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* DesertedIsland DesertedIsland: One of the most famous examples
12th Nov '15 6:58:48 AM Keybreak
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There was also a sequel, ''The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe'', and a collection of essays/part 3, ''Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe'', and well... since the story has become public domain, quite a few recycled versions IN SPACE and the like.

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There was also a sequel, ''The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe'', and a collection of essays/part 3, ''Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe'', and well... since the story has become public domain, quite a few recycled versions IN SPACE {{IN SPACE}} and the like.
27th Sep '15 12:55:49 PM Morgenthaler
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4th Sep '15 5:18:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* DatedHistory: It's since been established that reports of cannibalism among the Carib Amerindians were ''hugely'' exaggerated, if not outright fabricated. Most of the myth seems to have its roots in the tribe's practice of keeping the bones of their ancestors in their homes so that their spirits would watch over them. Furthermore, there has been no archaeological or anthropological evidence of cannibalism ever found in the Caribbean.[[http://www.da-academy.org/caribhist.html#myth1]][[http://www.amazon.com/Realities-Caribbean-History-Archaeology-Ethnohistory/dp/0817355340/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346002640&sr=1-1&keywords=Myths+and+realities+of+Caribbean+history]]



* HistoryMarchesOn: It's since been established that reports of cannibalism among the Carib Amerindians were ''hugely'' exaggerated, if not outright fabricated. Most of the myth seems to have its roots in the tribe's practice of keeping the bones of their ancestors in their homes so that their spirits would watch over them. Furthermore, there has been no archaeological or anthropological evidence of cannibalism ever found in the Caribbean.[[http://www.da-academy.org/caribhist.html#myth1]][[http://www.amazon.com/Realities-Caribbean-History-Archaeology-Ethnohistory/dp/0817355340/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346002640&sr=1-1&keywords=Myths+and+realities+of+Caribbean+history]]
9th Jan '15 7:22:43 PM Specialist290
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* TheAloner

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* TheAlonerTheAloner: Until he rescues Friday from the cannibals, Crusoe is alone as an inhabitant of his island.



* ImAHumanitarian

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* ImAHumanitarianImAHumanitarian: The cannibals who briefly visit the island, and from whom Crusoe rescues Friday.



* PlotHole There's a very famous one involving Crusoe swimming out to the ship naked... and then filling his pockets with biscuits.

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* PlotHole PlotHole: There's a very famous one involving Crusoe swimming out to the ship naked... and then filling his pockets with biscuits.



* SmallSecludedWorld

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* SmallSecludedWorldSmallSecludedWorld: The island is essentially Crusoe's entire world until his rescue.



* WhiteMansBurden

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* WhiteMansBurdenWhiteMansBurden: After rescuing Friday and taking him in, Crusoe views teaching him to become a good Christian convert as his duty.
22nd Nov '14 1:05:16 PM MagBas
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* BerserkButton: Cannibalism is this for Crusoe. However, he is barely able to restrain himself and eventually almost able to excuse the practice... [[UnfortunateImplications until he sees a white man about to be eaten]].

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* BerserkButton: Cannibalism is this for Crusoe. However, he is barely able to restrain himself and eventually almost able to excuse the practice... [[UnfortunateImplications until he sees a white man about to be eaten]].eaten.



* HappinessInSlavery: Friday is ''really'' devoted to Crusoe, to UnfortunateImplications extent.

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* HappinessInSlavery: Friday is ''really'' devoted to Crusoe, to UnfortunateImplications extent.Crusoe.



* NakedOnArrival: Friday, being an [[UnfortunateImplications ignorant, wretched savage and all]]. The novel associates nudity with savagery to the extent that Crusoe refuses to ever go naked despite being all alone on a tropical island. Giving Friday clothes is one of Crusoe's first steps towards "civilizing" him.

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* NakedOnArrival: Friday, being an [[UnfortunateImplications ignorant, wretched savage and all]].all. The novel associates nudity with savagery to the extent that Crusoe refuses to ever go naked despite being all alone on a tropical island. Giving Friday clothes is one of Crusoe's first steps towards "civilizing" him.
9th Feb '14 6:41:36 AM FailcopterWes
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** Although it's stated that he searches for, finds and takes most of the crews clothes.

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** Although it's stated that he searches for, finds and takes most of the crews clothes. And some editions note that at the time Naked could also refer to only wearing the underclothes, which may have had a pocket or two in.
20th Nov '13 7:56:30 AM Boogman777
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** In the second book, Robinson would come to see pretty much anyone who is not a Christian as a babarian. Africans, Chinese, various other Asians, you name it.

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** In the second book, Robinson would come to see pretty much anyone who is not a Christian as a babarian.barbarian. Africans, Chinese, various other Asians, you name it.
11th Nov '13 7:44:57 AM rzorrz
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* TheEveryman: Robinson himself. His character is studied as one of most prominent examples in Western literature.
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