Book Review on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

496 Words2 Pages
Book Review on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The book I have chosen to do review on is "Robinson Crusoe". The

author of the book is Daniel Defoe. The book was first published in

1719. The publishers that published the book were Penguin.

Robinson Crusoe wanted to be sailor but his family wouldn't let him.

When he got older he left and became a sailor. He went to South

America and bought his own cotton farm. He had to make a voyage to

Africa to get some slaves. On the way the ship got caught in a storm

and it was destroyed. When Robinson woke up, e was on a beech. All the

men were dead except him. He went and got what supplies that were left

on the boat. He lived on the island for 30 years. On certain times

Cannibals came and he had to fight them off.

The Main character in this book is Robinson Crusoe; he is the

character through out the book. The minor characters are Friday;

Robinson Crusoe Friend and the Captain. This two minor character

affect the plot. The relationships between the main and minor

characters are, they are friends. The conflicts that the characters

face are Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, and Man vs. himself. The type of

work he uses in the story is -Novel.

The Genre of the book is Adventure and novel of isolation

The language used is English. The author used good language in the

book; it was also easy to read. The dialogue used in the novel is

realistic among the characters.

Robinson Crusoe is both the narrator and main character of the book.

Crusoe narrates in both the first and third person presenting only

what he himself observes. He occasionally describes his feelings but

only when they are overwhelming. Usually, he favours a more narrative

style to focus on actions and events. Robinson Crusoe is also the

protagonist in the novel. The major conflicts are - Shipwrecked alone,

Crusoe Struggles against hardship, privation, loneliness and cannibals

in his attempt to survive on a desert island.

The rising action in the book is that Crusoe disobeys his father and

goes out to sea. Crusoe has a profitable first merchant voyage, has

fantasies o success In Brazil and prepares for slave gathering

expedition while the falling action is that Crusoe constructs a

shelter, secures a food supply and accepts his stay on the island as
Open Document