History Literature / RobinsonCrusoe

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.
23rd Oct '13 2:03:03 PM MadeOfAxes
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Written by Daniel Defoe and first published in 1719. [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory Probably inspired by]] real-life castaway Alexander Selkirk.

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Written by Daniel Defoe and first published in 1719. [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory Probably inspired by]] real-life castaway Alexander Selkirk.
Selkirk. Depending on who you ask, it might be the first true novel written in English.
30th Aug '13 7:32:08 AM AxelxGabriel
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* {{Deconstruction}}: In JM Coetzee's rather excellent ''Foe''.
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