Daniel Defoe dramatizes such an experience in "Robinson Crusoe", a story inspired by the story of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who went to sea in Sentenced to be marooned by his shipmates, Selkirk requested that he be put ashore on Juan Fernandez, where he remained until he was rescued five years later by Woodes Rogers in There has been some speculation that Defoe may have actually interviewed Selkirk while researching the story, but many historians have long debated this.
After all, how could a book with a single character for the majority of the story be interesting? At the beginning of the book, Crusoe is a headstrong young man. He would rather have his way than listen to the pleading and reasoning of his parents.
So he goes to sea. After a few mishaps and some good fortuneCrusoe is the only man to survive a storm at sea and is deposited on his island for most of the remainder of the book.
And this is the point where I believed I would lose interest and have to start forcing myself to read. Being left alone on an island leads to plenty of hours for introspection. Fortunately for Crusoe, a few Bibles were preserved from the storm and he begins to read them, having never done so seriously before.
From there, Crusoe surrenders his life to Christ. Robinson Crusoe had its dull moments, of course. But overall, Defoe wrote a satisfying and convicting spiritual story. Often, when Crusoe recognized sin in himself, I came to see the same within my life.
Unlike in many other stories however, Crusoe turned to repentance and Scripture at such turning points rather than his own intelligence or even depression.
As to whether I would recommend this book, I would say yes.
Push through the boring parts because there is truth and excitement just around the corner. Besides, it does us modern readers good to stretch our attention spans every once in a while.
Especially for such a worthy book."Robinson Crusoe" is the tale of a lonely human being who manages to survive for years by learning to overcome his own shortcomings and appreciate the struggle for life on a completely different perspective.
Robinson Crusoe is an Englishman from the town of York in the seventeenth century, the youngest son of a merchant of German origin. Encouraged by his father to . Robinson Crusoe was the first book I had read by myself – I was absolutely entranced, I had no smallest idea that books could be so hypnotizing.
Strange may it seem but most of all I enjoyed reading the lists of the items Robinson was salvaging from the wrecked ship/5.
By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions, spin-offs and translations than Robinson Crusoe, with more than alternative versions, including. Robinson Crusoe, as a young and impulsive wanderer, defied his parents and went to sea. He was involved in a series of violent storms at sea and was warned by the captain that he .
Robinson Crusoe was the first book I had read by myself – I was absolutely entranced, I had no smallest idea that books could be so hypnotizing. Strange may it seem but most of all I enjoyed reading the lists of the items Robinson was salvaging from the wrecked ship/5.