THE PROMINET CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS OF ROBINSON CRUSOE

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English literature is an interesting subject which provides us a broad view of England with the trandition culture, and people within a concrete social and historical context. The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719, and sometimes regarded as the first novel in English.

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  1. THE PROMINET CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS OF ROBINSON  CRUSOE CONTENT Introduction.....................................................................................................2 Discussion.......................................................................................................4 • Background of Daniel Defoe................................................................4 • Summary of the context........................................................................5 • The prominent characteristic traits of Robinson Crusoe.......................6 Conclusion......................................................................................................... References......................................................................................................... _________________________________________________________________________ 1 _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
  2. THE PROMINET CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS OF ROBINSON  CRUSOE INTRODUCTION Rationale English literature is an interesting subject which provides us a broad view of England with the trandition culture, and people within a concrete social and historical context. The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719, and sometimes regarded as the first novel in English. It was also considered one of the most widely published books in history( behind some of the scrared texts). It has been attracting many attentions of readers since the day it was published, and continues to be highly regarded to this day. I am one of its readers. That the reason why I choose Daniel Defoe and one of his best-known novels Robinson Crusoe for my assignment. Method of study To have highest mark in this assignment, I don’t mind searching, reading many diffirent books and sources of materials relating to writer Daniel Defoe, novel Robinson Crusoe, and English literature as well. _________________________________________________________________________ 2 _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
  3. THE PROMINET CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS OF ROBINSON  CRUSOE In the assignment, I have analysed the the prominent characteristic traits of Robinson base on his actions, his life condition in an uninhabitant island. Social, historical, literature background The eightenth century was the period of development of science and culture : Isaac Newton’s discoveries in field of physic, Adam Smith’s economic theories and the development of English painting. And also was the most stormy periods of English history.Great Britain rapidly grew into a capitalist country and the English bourgeois became one of the ruling classes.This century is known as the period of Englighment. In England, the period of Englighment followed the bourgeois revolution. The fanous Englishteners such as: Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Jonathan Swift, ect. Design of the study The assignment divided into three main parts: The introduction includes the rationale, method of study, social, historical, litarature background in general and design of the study. The discussion consists of background of Daniel Defoe, summary the context, and specially the prominent chacteristic traits of Robinson. The last one is the conclusion. _________________________________________________________________________ 3 _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
  4. THE PROMINET CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS OF ROBINSON  CRUSOE DISCUSSION Background of Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe was born in 1660 in England, he was the son of James Foe, a butcher. He studied at Charles Morton’s Academy, London. Although his father intended him for ministry, he joined into politics and trade, travelling extensively in Europe. In the early 1680s he was a commission merchant in Cornhill but went bankcrupt in 1691. In 1684 he married Mary Tuffley, they had two sons and five daughters. In the early 90s he turned to literatute. In 1697 he published “An essay on projects” a typical enlightener’s work in which he suggested all kinds of reforms in different spheres of social life. In 1972 he wrote his famous pamphlet “ the shortest way with Dissenters”. Defoe was arrested in May 1703. In prison he wrote “ Hymn to the Pillory”(1703). The poem was sold in streets, the audience drank to his health while he stood in the pillory and read aloud his verses. Defoe achieved literary immortality when in April 1719 he published Robinson Crusoe. He also wrote many other novels, _________________________________________________________________________ 4 _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
  5. THE PROMINET CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS OF ROBINSON  CRUSOE above is one of the few. Death came when he at the age of 71. On 26 April 1731, at his lodgings in Ropemaker’s Alley, Moorfields. Summary the context The story told about The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an uninhabitant Island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque. The story opens with a narration of Robinson’s youth in England. He escape from home against the wishes of his parents, to sail from Queens Dock in Hull on asea voyage in September,1651. After a storm his ship was wrecked. This curse couldn’t make he change his mind, he continued taking part in another adventure. This journey too ended in desaster as his ship was taken over by Sale pirates, having no other try he became the slave of a Moor. After a rather long time worked as a slave, Crusoe managed to escape with a boat and a boy named Xury, later with the help of a captain of a Portuguese ship, Crusoe became owner of a platation. He joined an expedition to bring slaves from Africa, but his ship one more time was wrecked in a storm. His companions all die, He was battered by a huge wave as he struggled to make it to an unknown island. From this day on, he started to build a fenced-inhabitaion and cave. He hunted, grew corn, learned to make pottery, he kept calendar by making marks in a wooden cross, ect. After twenty five years lived in this island he discovered native cannibals occationally visited the island to kill and eat prisoners. Two _________________________________________________________________________ 5 _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
  6. THE PROMINET CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS OF ROBINSON  CRUSOE prisoners managed to escape, Crusoe saved one of them and named him “Friday”. He tought Friday English, and converted him to Christianity. When Crusoe and Friday planed to leave the island, there was another party of natives arrived to eat 2 prisoners. Crusoe and Friday managed to kill most of the natives and save two prisoners. Suprisingly, one is Friday’s father the other is a Spaniard. This Spaniard informed to Crusoe that there were other Spaniards shipwrecked on the mainland. Spaniard and Friday’s father would return to the mainland and brought back others, built a ship and sailed to Spanish port. After 28 years, 2 months and 19 days lived in unhabitant island, Robison came back to human society and lived his life as many others in peace with his family. The prominent chacteristic traits of Robinson _________________________________________________________________________ 6 _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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