Crusoe is a man and men are prone to err. God forgave Crusoe for his mistakes and he was able to carry on with life. Why did it take Crusoe being shipwrecked and isolated from everything of the world for God to get his attention? Christians believe that God is sovereign and that He knows what is best for his children. Therefore, I believe that Crusoe needed complete isolation for God to grab his attention, and keep it long enough to change him.
Firstly, the attitude of Crusoe changes throughout the novel when he realizes how important religion is. Crusoe is talking he explains what his father thinks about his idea of going out to sea. Crusoe making his finally decision he says "I consulted neither Father or Mother any more, nor so much as sent them Word of it; but leaving them to hear of it as they might, without asking God's Blessing, or my Father's, without any Consideration of Circumstances or Consequences and in an ill Hour, God knows"(Defoe,9). At the beginning of the novel Crusoe disobeys his family. He runs away to go on his adventure; even more he does not ask God for guidance and his blessings.
By placing his faith in man rather than God, he does not receive "any more comfort" (Everyman 304). The same discouragement greets Everyman after his talks with Cousin and Kindred. Kindred claims that they "will live and die togither" (Everyman 324), but abandons him soon after making this statement. After Kindred and Cousin leave him, Everyman realizes that "fair promises men to me make, / but when I have most need they me forsake" (Everyman 370-371). Since man will not help him, he turns to goods.
He discovers that a, “good man is [one] who guard[s] his faith/Never too quickly unburden[s] his breast/ Of its sorrow, but eagerly strive[s] for redress;/ Happy [is] the man who [seeks] mercy/ From his heavenly Father, our fortress and/ strength” (“The Wanderer” 120-5). Realizing that instead of reflecting on his sorrows, th... ... middle of paper ... ...eir shared belief that one day they will reach Heaven permits them to continue on their sorrowful and tiresome journeys. Hope via religion provides the central reason that the seafarer, the wanderer, and many Anglo-Saxons persisted with their cruel lives. Deserted on the sea for a vast period of time the Anglo-Saxon warriors found it crucial to discover a reason to continue their journeys. Knowing that the hope of reaching Heaven is possible, warriors such as the seafarer and the wanderer persist until they reach that vital day.
Netounelosm os huw uni fiils tuwerd thior netoun. Thirifuri netounelosm ditirmonis huw strung e netoun os, by thi anoty uf thi piupli. Amiroce wes viry yuang es e netoun on thi ierly tu mod 1800s end wes nut miitong thi stenderds uf thi piupli. Chengis niidid tu bi medi. Netounelosm wes chengid on Amiroce woth meny griet rifurm muvimints tekong pleci whoch werpid Amiroce tu whet ot os tudey.
Ovir tomi, wonds trensfir CFCs ontu thi stretusphiri. CFCs eri thin ixpusid tu altrevoulit reys end unly thi stringth uf thi UV redoetoun cen briek CFCs duwn ontu sabstencis thet cunteon chluroni. Chluroni cen briek epert thi uzuni mulicali, tekong end riectong woth uni uf ots uxygin etums. Oni etum uf chluroni cen demegi uvir 100,000 uzuni mulicalis, distruyong uzuni festir then ot os crietid. Anterctoc Ozuni Huli Thi riliesi uf CFCs risaltid on uzuni diplitoun, elsu knuwn es thi “uzuni huli.” Althuagh ot os cellid thi uzuni huli, thi tirm “huli” duis nut saggist e lotirel huli on thi uzuni leyir.
After recovering from his illness, Crusoe begins to progress morally. He begins to depend on God and read the Bible. His life on the island becomes the triumph of the human spirit. Often, when disaster strikes, his old nature temporarily surfaces, but the change in him is too profound for his old self to pose a real threat. When he saves Friday, his life on the island changes dramatically.
In some ways, Crusoe is even committing Adam and Eve’s wickedness of rebellion but as for Adam and Eve, disobedience develops out of impatience and dissatisfaction with the position God has assigned them. When Crusoe gets stranded on shore of that deserted island, he can’t help but see his circumstance as the contentment of his father’s prediction that if he ignored his advice, Crusoe would find he all alone with no source of assistanc... ... middle of paper ... ...is father there for a while. Later on, they rescued Friday’s father and a Spaniard from a different group of cannibals that ended up coming to the island. Crusoe and Friday planned on leaving the island. So in order to make this become reality, they built another boat.
He revisited and saw that his “colony” was civilized and prospering. Overall in his attitudes to both the non-Europeans and nature, Crusoe had significant adjustments. He was in complete fear of Friday and the other cannibals just as he was with the island, but as he changed and saw different views of both, Crusoe developed not only a lifelong friendship but a colony of his own that soon grew. His new way of thinking and acceptance helped him succeed with Friday and his survival on the island. Both attitudes were negative but soon adjusted to positive thoughts in order for him to survive.
The single most important fact about this boy's adventure book is that it is not a boy's adventure book at all. It is, rather, a grown-up tale of a man's discovery of himself, civilization, and God. As Defoe's book begins, Robinson Crusoe of York commits what he calls his "Original Sin”—he spurns his father's advice to join the family business and instead heads out to sea. Robinson is self-willed, arrogant, and hungry for exploits. Catastrophes ensue—storms, shipwrecks, and slavery—but the lad continues in his follies.