Robinson Crusoe Character Analysis

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“Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Robinson Crusoe changes vastly, from a stubborn man to a prideful but knowledgeable one. While he accomplishes his journey of self-discovery, these are achieved by the several apparent forces. In the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, the forces fear, natural disasters, and religion change Robinson Crusoe significantly.
A principal force that changes Robinson Crusoe in the novel is fear. Following his discovery of the footprint on the sand, Robinson secures his home and lives in his home for two years in fear.
“I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man’s naked
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As a person who has lived in an urban environment until he was stranded on the island, Robinson Crusoe does not wish for that to change, so he continues to practice his previous methods of living even though he should try to adapt to his new circumstances. This changes him by making him unable to work with his situation. “I began to consider about putting a few rags I had, which I called clothes, into some order; I had worn out all the waistcoats I had, and my business was now to try if I could not make jackets out of the great watch coats which I had by me, and which such other materials as I had - so I set to work a-tailoring… I made shift to make two or three waistcoats.” (172; ch.…show more content…
Robinson Crusoe was caught in a shipwreck and escaped to shore. “I was now landed, and safe on shore, and began to look up and thank God that my life was saved, in a case wherein there was, some minutes before, scarce any room to hope.” (58; 3) Afterward, he “I saw… a terrible earthquake” After the earthquake, he commits himself to God and his Christianity immensely, while before he had ignored religion. He had gained a new perspective on life. “Prayed to God for the first time since the storm off Hull; but scarce knew what I said, or why, my thoughts being all confused.” (111; ch. 6)
Lastly, religion is a force that impacts Robinson Crusoe significantly. He becomes responsible after he commits to his Christianity. When Robinson reflects on how he was sold into slavery and stranded on the island after he disobeyed God’s
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