He left his family after being warned about the dangers of a life at sea, which he encountered multiple times. He traded Xury to the Captain of the Portuguese ship, and only felt he had “done wrong in parting with … Xury” (31) when he realized Xury would have been of help on the plantation Crusoe owned in Brasil. When he rescued Friday, Crusoe taught him to call him “Master” (174) instead of his name. Crusoe refers to Friday’s father and the Spaniard as “subjects” (204) rather than as companions. All these moments of interaction with others shows that Crusoe wants to have control of these people.
He joins with a friend whose father owns a ship and soon sets sail. The trip proves to be a disaster. The young Crusoe displays a vacillating nature. When danger or disaster is near, he is repentant for his rebelliousness, but the minute the situation improves, he goes back to his old ways. He is given repeated chances to live his life differently, but he is not yet spiritually strong enough to resist temptation.
In order for Crusoe to begin changing as a youth he had to realize his susceptibility. His first sea voyage illustrates a little of this defenselessness for him as he grasps the power of the ocean, to do with him as it would. In his own words he describes this frightening concept, "The ship was no sooner gotten ou... ... middle of paper ... ...ard to make his island a comfortable place. He no longer did what he felt like at the moment, but thought long and hard on each decision he had to make. When he was rescued from his Island he returned to Brazil, settled his affairs there, was more than fair to all those involved, and left to avoid the inquisition.
We all learned that even though he is different, we should still accept him as a friend. He is a very nice person, he just isn’t exactly like the rest of us. Even though he isn’t like us, he is still a good friend. If we wouldn’t have him, our group would not be as close and we might not even be friends with each other. The first few days I was thinking that he was going to be annoying to live with, but as time went on, I realized that I am happy I got the opportunity to meet him.
At one point he becomes ill and his faith in god becomes so great he starts to read the bible every morning and night. This book is one that keeps the reader attached to find out "what is going to happen next". The story begins when against his parents he sets out to sea. After being told by many he was not a sea worthy he kept moving on. Soon he finds himself a slave on a ship, but against the odds he escapes and starts a sugar plantation in Brazil.
Together, being in slavery and going through some adventures, you could say that Crusoe developed an emotional tie to him, more than that of slave and master. This can clearly be seen when the Portugese Captain offers to buy Xury and take him from Crusoe’s hands. Crusoe felt sorry for this, as he was selling the freedom of his new found companion who was instrumental in gaining his own. These can be viewed as somewhat close emotional ties with his boy Xury, acting more of the father than the master, though he sold him anyway. After a while when Crusoe became stranded on his remote deserted island, we are introduced to Friday.
The profit Crusoe makes from his first business project, and in acknowledging his inner struggle about obeying with his father or following his desire to go to sea. Crusoe's narrative is not just an adventure story about storms and... ... middle of paper ... .... He no longer views himself, as he does in his first journal ingress, as miserable and poor man but is now feeling the friendliness of calling himself king and lord of an ambrosial vale. Crusoe triumphed over the state of nature correlating with the growing of the scientific revolution in that era. Being stranded on the island gave Robinson Crusoe a renewed spiritual connection to God and his faith and he had to out his faith in the hands of God.
Crusoe eventually finds himself in trouble, when he becomes captive on a ship. He beats the odds, though, and escapes from captivity. He later attempts to build a sugar plantation in Brazil, and goes to Africa to get slaves for his plantation. On his way to Africa Crusoe becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck, and washes up on shore. He accepts the fact that he may be there quite a while, and builds himself a home and tries to stay alive in this strange land.
Young Crusoe would not fall victim to this conformity that his parents desired for him. He was determined to not stick around home and work for the rest of his existence. Crusoe wanted to sail and that did not change even after his first few sailing mishaps. The work ethic Defoe brought to our attention seems to consume Crusoe later in the story, only after he refrains from sailing for a while and tries to settle. During his time in the Brasils, on his plantation, he is devoted to doing well for himself, but his adventuresome spirit soon returns and he wants to set sail again.