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    Criticism of Moll Flanders

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    contradictory character that Daniel Defoe presents in Moll Flanders?  Is her penitence a construction of irony?  While the question of irony was prominent in the earlier criticism of the 1950s and 1960s, most scholars have moved away from that question, acknowledging the existence of various types of irony and validating the true reformation of Moll.  Critics are now articulating other subtle and complex authorial strategies in Moll Flanders besides the use of irony, crediting Defoe with more of what it takes

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    English Tradesman", is a good example of his non-fiction writing. The content in the writing is thorough and well presented by Defoe. In the writing, Defoe explains what his opinions on what it means to be an English tradesman. Contrary to some experienced tradesmen, he believes that to be a good tradesman, one needs to acquaint himself with all business in general. According to Defoe, application is of more importance than diligence in business. "Without application nothing in this world goes forward as

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    with difficulty, much of it of her own making. Defoe's novel gives us a clear sense of daily life and the anxieties attendant on economic and social uncertainty and he displays a clear understanding of female specifics, in a criminal world. Defoe himself was an 'outsider'. A Londoner who often had to live by his wits, pursued by creditors and spending time in Newgate prison for debt. His own honesty was at times rather dubious. He writes accurate social history in a fictional form. The

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    island with respect to religion. Surprisingly, Crusoe never lives up to his personal definition of a "good Christian." But perhaps this is just a touch or realism by Defoe, since Crusoe is otherwise so successful at recognizing religious individualism and instituting religious toleration on the island, both of which are very important to Defoe. The first step in the religious progression of Crusoe is his personal di... ... middle of paper ... ...bsolute morality of Christianity, primarily with regard

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    Daniel Defoe's Robin Crusoe

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    Daniel Defoe used realism to enhance his novel, Robin Crusoe. Many critics agree with this statement, while some think that he should have been more accurate with his realism. Critics also found the book to be very enlightening and beneficial to read and they found that it appealed to a very wide variety of people including the rich and poor and the young and old. Last but not least, some critics found that it showed lack of ability to create characters and events. Daniel Defoe was born to James

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    Roxana’s Search for Identity in Daniel Defoe’s Roxana In all of Daniel Defoe's major works, his characters always feel a need to narrate their history, specifically through the adventures they had rather than any description of who they were. Some people would suggest that this compulsion to give such an account reveals a burden of guilt the narrator is trying to free him or herself from, and an attempt to feel more secure in terms of identity. In the article, "Why Roxana Can Never Find Herself

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    rising up to call her blessed" (Snow, 6). Even Roxana' s concluding words emphasis her conviction of damnation: "I was brought so low again, that my Repentance seem'd to be only the Consequence of my Misery, as my Misery was of my Crime" (Defoe, 330). WORKS CITED Defoe, Daniel. Roxana The Fortunate Mistress. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. Snow, Malinda. "Arguments to the self in Defoe's Roxana." Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. Houston, Summer 1994: 1-10.

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    The Religious Dimension of Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe’s discovery of the work ethic on the small island goes hand in hand with a spiritual awakening.  Robinson Crusoe is not a very profound religious thinker, although religion is part of his education and transformation.  He claims he reads the Bible, and he is prepared to quote it from time to time.  But he doesn’t puzzle over it or even get involved in the narrative or character attractions of the stories.  The Bible for him appears to

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    Crusoe’s Spiritual Insights Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is considered to be the first novel of incident. Before I read the novel I knew something about poor Robinson Crusoe--shipwrecked on a desert island, lived on the island for a lot of years, and acquired a friend by the name of Friday. As I began to read, I had the preconceived notion that Robinson Crusoe was just an adventure book. However, I read no more than a few pages before my mind was greatly enlightened. Robinson Crusoe does not

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    In the Defoe and Spiva case, the plaintiffs, Tom Defoe, a minor by and through his parent and guardian Phil Defoe, and Phil Defoe, prosecuted the defendants Sid Spiva, Merl Krull, Greg Deal, V.L. Stonecipher, John Burrel, and the Anderson County. The fact was that the Plaintiff Tom Defoe was a high school student who attended Anderson County High School (ACHS), and Anderson County Career and Technical Center (ACCTC) until December, 2007. Both of the ACHS and ACCTC have a dress code that

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