Theme Of Freedom In Robinson Crusoe

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Freedom is a theme that appears multiple times throughout the entirety of both stories, Robinson Crusoe and Foe. Freedom is so called power where there are basically no rules. When a story has freedom as a concurrent theme, it means that the story has little restraint; there is a lot of room to act freely as one wishes. Robinson Crusoe and Foe are two different stories that can be compared through the theme of freedom. One will see throughout this writing, how much these two stories can relate as well as the major differences between the same yet, different meaning of freedom! Robinson Crusoe is a man who yearns to go to sea and conduct trade. “Crusoe is an intelligent, curious, independent, hard-working, and risk-taking man who undergoes…show more content…
This was something that appeared very early on in this story and continued throughout the entire novel. The first sign of freedom was when the story portrayed Robinson Crusoe as wanting to be so free and independent. The reader sees how Crusoe so deeply wants complete freedom through the very first act of him going against the plans his father had for him. Instead of following Crusoe’s father’s plan that was designed for him to go into the law, Crusoe decides he would rather go to sea. “So powerful is Robinson’s desire to travel that he embarks without even sending word to his parents” (Cummings). This shows the audience that he wants to have no limitations and make choices of his own. Although his father shows many attempts of trying to talk Crusoe out of this “horrible” idea of going off to sea, Crusoe decides against his father and goes anyway showing the first true act of complete freedom from his parents. After this first occurrence of freedom, the rest of the story shows more of Crusoe’s fight for freedom rather than his right to free freedom. Crusoe

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