Pride and fear combine to keep him from making a clean breast of things, and the best in him conspires with the worst to keep him silent” (Wagenknecht 67). It is presumed that an intelligent, powerful person, like Dimmesdale would behave a certain way since he lectures others to do the same. Considering he does not practice what he preaches readers may not have compassion for him. He does not have any desire to connect with his daughter, Pearl until the conclusion of the novel when he acknowledges her. “Pearl kissed his lips.
As this book was written in segments over a stretched period of time, we must analyze this account of his life, the struggles and successes which took place, and the outcome of such record in order to appreciate the literary and historical value of America's Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin. Enhancing one's life was inherently important to Benjamin Franklin as he began to notice what did and did not work for him at the young age of ten. Franklin sought out the next best thing not matter where that opportunity was seen. This theme of improving ones life is mentioned originally here, “Having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity, the conducing means I made use of, which with the blessing of God so well succeeded, my posterity may like to know, as they may find some of them suitable to their own situations, and therefore fit to be imitated(2)”. but is a continued motif throughout the book.
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.
Overall, Robinson was marooned for a total of 27 years, and had to learn to not give up throughout the journey. He realizes that perseverance is the best way to handle his circumstances, and generally maintains a positive mentality. The plot begins as Robinson is a young man living in England with his parents, seeking a career. He expresses his desire to explore and journey the water as a ship crew member, and
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It is, therefore, worth analyzing Oates’ interpretation for reliability. In doing so one sees that The Fires of Jubilee, because of its weak use of citations, failure to alert the audience of assumed details and the way in which Oates handles the chief source Confessions, quickly begins to shift from a decently steadfast description to an untrustworthy and unreliable account. Dismissing Oates’ work as a failure is to disregard his strengths. Oates does something here that many struggle to do. He writes, “I wanted to transport readers back to Nat’s time so that they might suffer with him.” Oates crafts Southampton in the minds of his readers; he accomplishes his goal through engaging and descriptive writing.
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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.