Describe the feelings of young Robinson Crusoe during his first voyage.

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Robinson Crusoe begins his first voyage upon the invitation of a friend and his friend’s father, beginning his career as a sailor. On his first night aboard the vessel, he experiences the turbulence of the ship as it enters the sea and feels stark terror, in addition to seasickness, believing this turbulence to be a result of a terrible storm in which he will soon die. In his fear, Crusoe prays to God and swears that if God will save him from the terrible storm, he will return home and beg his father’s forgiveness, just as the prodigal son did in the Biblical parable . He feels especially...

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