What is an anti-robinsonade?And how is it different from a robinsonade?

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Robinsonade is a genre in literature that was named after the book of Robinson Crusoe. In this story, the protagonist uses his wits to survive, and he also uses his proper, cultural upbringing to get through the conflicts he faces.  Any story that is considered "Robinsonade" follows those qualities of a heroic character.

An Anti-Robinsonade story would be of the opposite, which is what happens in Lord of the Flies.  The boys are raised with manners and social customs; however, they do not use common sense and their wits to overcome their struggles on the island.  In fact, they become savage and end up killing a couple kids in the process. 

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Lord of the Flies

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