During the 15 years he builds a home and tries to survive as best as he can. He keeps track of the days by writing in his journal. He also wonders why he was chosen by god to be the only survivor of the wreck and why he was put on this island alone. He soon finds other humans but with more bad luck he also finds out they are cannibals. He rescues some savages who were held captive by the cannibals and makes plans to leave the island by means of a man made boat.
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.
After this, Crusoe's friend decides to stop traveling by sea, but Robinson is persistent on sailing and decides to go on another ship to London which ends up being better, and leaves his money with a kind widow to go on another trip. The ship he goes on is captured by pirates and Crusoe is then enslaved in a North African town named Sallee. After years of imprisonment, Robinson manages to escape on a fishing boat with a little slave boy named Xury. After escaping pursuers, Robinson and Xury sail down the African coast until running into a friendly Portuguese captain. He buys pelts that Crusoe got while exploring the coast, and also buys Xury from him too, and takes Crusoe to Brazil.
Once more his expedition ends in a catastrophe as the ship he is on is overtaken by pirates and Crusoe becomes enslaved. After two years of being enslaved Crusoe and another slave named Xury manage to escape to a ship headed to Brazil. After settling down and becoming successful with a tobacco plantation he decides to go get slaves from Africa to bring back to help him. But once again he is caught in a storm and becomes shipwrecked on an Island in which is later known as the island of despair. Crusoe had managed to be the only survivor of this shipwreck and is left to fight on his own.
On the raft, Jim and Huck can be themselves, which mainly consists of: being naked, being talkative and being free of social norms. This paradise doesn't last for very long as the Duke and king find our friends on the raft. Jim gets sold into slavery again when king sells him to go drink. On Huck's new adventure to free his friend Jim, he reunites with Tom Sawyer, who surprisingly accepts Huck's morals and helps him steal Jim in an extravagant, "by the book", way. At the end of the novel, after everything is resolved, Huck is already prepared to embark on his next adventure away from “sivilization" in the west.
Huck is forced to adapt to Widow Douglass’ civilized lifestyle, but he perceives it as “rough living… when [he] couldn’t stand it no longer, [he] lit out… and was free and satisfied” (1). The struggle within the confines of both the Widow and his father are the reason he flees to the island. While the Widow sent him to school and taught him religion, Pap was a major threat to Huck’s security and he knew how to cleverly escape it. By playing a trick on his drunk, sleeping father in the shed, “Pretty soon [he] made it out” (41). He took a canoe downstream and once he arose, “there was Jackson Island” (42).
Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe explores the concept of overcoming adversity to eventually gain a higher role of power. Robinson Crusoe was to lead a mundane life pursuing a career in law, had he followed his parents’ wishes and not been adamant about living a life at sea. However, going against his parents’ wants, he fashioned a life for his own at sea. Crusoe spends the majority of the novel building a life for himself that he would have not been able to have had he stayed in York. He became a plantation owner in Brasil, which is what lead to the shipwreck that caused him to become a castaway.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American writer was the child of Elizabeth Clarke Manning and Nathaniel Hawthorne. He was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. He is a descendent of a long line of Puritan ancestors which of one is his great-grandfather John Hathorne who was a judge in the Salem witch trials. He was not proud of his family’s background and in order to disassociate himself with them he added a “w” to his last name to make it Hawthorne. Hawthorne’s father was a ship Captain in the U.S. Navy and died of yellow fever when Hawthorne was four-years-old.
So, Huck escapes the cabin to search for the freedom of which he is in need. It is after Huck Finn escapes to Jackson Island that he meets the most influential character of the novel, Jim. After conversing, Huck learns things about the runaway slave of which he had never been aware. Jim has a family, dreams, and talents such as knowing "all kinds of signs"(40), people's personalities, and weather forecasting. However, Huck sees Jim as a... ... middle of paper ... ... he owns slaves like all the rest.
He promotes civilization, and also works hard to make sure they eventually find their way back to civilization. Throughout the story Simon does many acts to help out those who need it. In the first few chapters, Simon helps littluns get fruit that is too high for them to reach. Simon also helps Ralph put up shelters, and he is the only one to actually help Ralph build the shelters. In the end, howev... ... middle of paper ... ...kind, but his downfall is inability to express how he feels, and in the end he is killed by the savages of the island.