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Themes in Robison CrusoeDear colleges, Actually I decided to form this topic in order...

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oka | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 11, 2008 at 3:25 AM via web

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Themes in Robison Crusoe

Dear colleges,

Actually I decided to form this topic in order to discuss together the main themes of the novil "Robison Crusoe".

Now you can share with your opinion or add something strange that you want to express, or just post the most important theme in your own view

thanks for your time,

                                            Oka,.... 

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted April 12, 2008 at 8:09 PM (Answer #2)

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I teach Robinson Crusoe to my 8th English class every year, and because I teach in a Christian school, we discuss the theme of listening to God and following His path for our lives.  Crusoe has to go through many horrible trials before he finally is willing to let go and give his life to God.

Even from a non-Christian perspective, this can be an important theme - not just following our own selfish desires, but really considering what's best for everyone involved.

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oka | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 17, 2008 at 12:49 PM (Answer #3)

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Thank you so much for replying my message,

    Concerning Crusoe as a puritan man, don't you think that all what he have done is something normal. I believe being ambitious and adventurous (which involves the concept of individualism) was a remarkable trend during that age. All what I'm trying to say here is that following his own "desires" doesn't explain that he should be cursed or punished, because as I said before it was a wide spreading trend.

Thanks for your time,

Waiting for your reply,

                                            Oka,...  

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tipputhyagarajan | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:10 PM (Answer #4)

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THEMES IN ROBINSON CRUSOE

* WANDER LUST

*ADVENTURE

*DEFIANCE

*REPENTANCE AND PROVIDENCE

*SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

*CIVILIZATION

*WHITE MAN'S BURDEN

*RACISM

ARE SOME OF THE THEMES THAT I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT IN MY SCHOOL

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shahinda090172 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM (Answer #5)

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theme of every man ??

 

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shahinda090172 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM (Answer #6)

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Everyman
1- Middle class hero (why?)
2- Disobedience / stubbornness
3- In distress/ promises God things/ forgets about them
4- Whether he learns from mistakes or not?
5- Dissatisfaction (Brazil/ although saved (island)
6- Fear of the unknown (footprint/ sleeping on a tree)
7- Survival instinct/ adaptation 
8- Need for self-protection (castle/ goats)
9- Ill = closer to God
10- Desire for control/ authority (Friday/ Spaniards/ captain of the ship)
11- Today we love what tomorrow we hate (not being happy with what you have until you lose it) (island and the current)
12- Loneliness (search for companion)
13- Money (plan for future)
14- Gratitude

i need help to get them

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