What is your opinion about these lines from Robinson Crusoe? Discuss.I desended a little on the side of that delicious vale, surviving it with a secret kind of thoughts to think that this was all...

What is your opinion about these lines from Robinson Crusoe? Discuss.

I desended a little on the side of that delicious vale, surviving it with a secret kind of thoughts to think that this was all my own that I was a king and a lord of all this country and had a right of possession.

Please I need a detailed explanation of the text. Please write not less than 10 lines.

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe has been popular with generations of readers because of  its escapist appeal. It is presented as a problem, but it is actually a fantasy. Many people have fantasized about being alone on a deserted island where they would have peace and quiet, freedom from wage slavery, freedom from competition for jobs and living space. Defoe has thoughtfully provided Crusoe with a whole shipload of supplies, tools, weapons and gunpowder, as well as some domestic animals. Crusoe is a skilled craftsman who can easily build himself a home for himself and his animals. The passage quoted in your question is intended to show that Crusoe has complete freedom and independence and that he was fortunate enough to be marooned on an island which is a tropical paradise comparable to Tahiti.

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