Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe conveys an economic doctrine. Do you agree? Elaborate your answer.

Answer: The economic framework of the novel Robinson Crusoe is the essential dimension of it. Defoe portrays Crusoe as a ‘homo economics’ or an economic man. The action and movement of Robinson’s voyage seems to be the work of a businessman, who involves in the transaction of money and wealth. His life both begins and …

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The Source of the story Robinson Crusoe

Comment on the theme of colonialism in Defoe’s book Robinson Crusoe.

“Robinson Crusoe is an allegorical journey to imperialism. Comment. Or, Discuss Robinson Crusoe as a prototype colonizer. Or, What aspects/elements of colonialism do you find in Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe? Discuss in brief. Or, Is Defoe’s hero Robinson Crusoe is a colonizer? Give reasons for your answer. Or, To what extent Robinson Crusoe is a …

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Robinson Crusoe

Writing style of Daniel Defoe used in his novel Robinson Crusoe.

Answer: The narrator of Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, has a prominent style of depending on reason. Defoe, as a journalist, makes the novel seem real, not fiction by mentioning many details. There are lists of objects and actions which make the reader think that whatever happens to Crusoe is true. The author produces this …

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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe is a religious or spiritual allegory – justify your answer.

Answer: Apart from being an exciting account of a man’s adventures on an uninhabited island, the book, “Robinson Crusoe” has been found to possess a profound allegorical significance. For many, Crusoe’s many references to God, to Providence, to sin are extraneous to the real interest of the novel. Readers through the 19th century read “Robinson …

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