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Robinson Crusoe, the Fictional Travelogue

“Thus fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself”.

‘ Robinson Crusoe’ is a novel published on 25 April 1719, written โœ๏ธ by Daniel Defoe. The novel narrates the adventures of Robinson Crusoe as he goes on with voyages ๐Ÿšข and his estrangement in an island. Let’s go through his very strange ๐Ÿ˜ถ but interesting life on the island ๐Ÿ.

The First Voyage of Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe with another boat

Robinson Crusoe sets out for a voyage refusing to obey his parents. He joins a ship to London ๐Ÿšข but unfortunately they are struck down by a violent storm ๐ŸŒช๏ธ. The ship sinks ๐ŸŒŠ but Crusoe and other members reaches the shore with another boat ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

Will Robinson Crusoe Step Back๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ?

Even though the ship master suggests he return home, he sets for London by land. He joins for Africa ๐Ÿ•๏ธ from London ๐Ÿ™๏ธ. He earns money ๐Ÿ’ฐfrom trade and returns to his homeland with an intention of voyaging again.

Crusoe’s Ship is Pirated ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

On his second trip, his ship is pirated and Robinson Crusoe is taken as a slave ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ to the Moorish port in Sallee. He was kept as a slave for two years. He escapes when he is assigned to for fishing ๐ŸŽฃ with a young boy ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿผ named Xury and a Moor named Ismael.

Will Robinson Crusoe be Freed ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ?

Both Robinson Crusoe and Xury rescues๐Ÿฆธ themselves by pushing Ismael into the water. They sail to the south coast of Africa. They find a Portuguese ship whose captain promises Crusoe to take him to Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท in exchange of the small boat.

Robinson Crusoe – The Plantation Owner

Crusoe sells Xury to the captain on reaching Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท. He then buys a piece of land and started sugar plantation๐ŸŽ‹. This flourished and Crusoe became very ambitious ๐Ÿ’ธ. He plans to sail โ›ต to Africa again to buys some slaves inorder to expand his plantation ๐ŸŽ‹๐ŸŽ‹.

The Shipwreck and Isolation ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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The Shipwreck | Inclined Scorpio

The ship wrecks ๐ŸŒฉ๏ธ in the middle of the voyage. Crusoe tries to escape on a small boat ๐Ÿ›ถ but fails and is finally carried to the shore of an island ๐Ÿ. He realises that he is the only survivor from the shipwreck. The remains of the wrecked was near and he travels multiple times ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ to and fro ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ to collect food ๐ŸŒฝ and other necessary items.

The Life of Isolation ๐Ÿคซ

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Robinson Crusoe isolated in the island

He sets a tent ๐ŸŽช for his stay. Crusoe builds a wooden cross โž• to mark the days on it. He begins to write ๐Ÿ“ journals of his good amd bad experiences. He then realises that the husks of grain that he dumped sprouted ๐ŸŒฟ to rice ๐ŸŒพ and barley. Changes rushed into his life. He had none to talk ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ nor to listen ๐Ÿ‘‚.

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Robinson Crusoe indulged in his jobs

With an year spent in the island he learned pottery๐Ÿบ, bread making ๐Ÿž and many sorts of jobs to continue living. Crusoe also began reading Bible ๐Ÿ“– when got ill ๐Ÿค’๐Ÿคง a day and got into the path of repentance. He doubted ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ the existence of cannibals ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™‚๏ธ as he found two drowned soldiers, and later footprints ๐Ÿ‘ฃ of men as well as piles of human remains โ˜ ๏ธ scattered near a fire pit๐Ÿ”ฅ.

Robinson Crusoe Meets a Humanbeing After 23 Years ๐Ÿค—

Robinson Crusoe saw a group of cannibals chasing a prisoner who seeks for his help ๐Ÿ˜ฃ. Crusoe kills ๐Ÿ—ก the cannibals and rescue him. Crusoe names him Friday. Crusoe started teaching ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ him English as well as Christianity. They start to comminicate ๐Ÿ‘ฅ each other.

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Robinson Crusoe and Friday

“But I needed none of all this Precaution; for never Man had a more faithful, loving, sincere Servant, than Friday was to me; without Passions, Sullenness or Designs, perfectly obligโ€™d and engagโ€™d; his very Affections were tyโ€™d to me, like those of a Child to a Father;”

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Friday reveals that an island is nearby which is inhabited by Spaniards ๐Ÿ‘ฌ. Both of them plan to visit the island ๐Ÿ˜Š but is interrupted when they saw ๐Ÿ˜ณ a prisoner in the boat of savages. Crusoe along with Friday kill ๐Ÿ‘ป them and rescue the prisoner. They find another prisoner in the boat who turns out to be Friday’s father ๐Ÿ‘ณโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

Robinson Crusoe to Build His Kingdom ๐Ÿคด

“My island was now peopled, and I thought myself very rich in subjects; and it was a merry reflection, which I frequently made, how like a king I looked. First of all, the whole country was my own mere property, Baso that I had an undoubted right of dominion. Secondly, my people were perfectly subjected. I was absolute lord and lawgiver, they all owed their lives to me, and were ready to lay down their lives, if there had been occasion of it, for me”.

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Robinson Crusoe in developing the Island

The Spaniard and Friday’s father spent some days in the island ๐Ÿ. Robinson suggests to get the other spaniards too as they can sail back ๐Ÿค— with Crusoe. Spaniard and Friday’s father set to ๐Ÿ›ถ the inhabited island. But before they returned, Crusoe gets the sight ๐Ÿง of an English ship ๐Ÿ›ณ with its prisoners.

Back to England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ After 35 Years

Crusoe back to England

The imprisoned captain ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ of the ship was released by Robinson Crusoe. The captain, resued prisoners along with Robinson recapture their ship by threatening ๐Ÿ˜ก the mutineers. Robinson Crusoe finally decides to return ๐Ÿšข to England after a long 35 years in the island.

A Stranger in the Society ๐Ÿ˜‘

“I went down afterwards into Yorkshire; but my Father was dead, and my Mother, and all the Family extinct, except that I found two Sisters, and two of the Children of one of my Brothers; and as I had been long ago given over for dead, there had been no Provision made for me;”

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Both his parents were dead and the only who remained in his family ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ were his two sisters ๐Ÿ‘ญ and two nephews ๐Ÿ‘ฌ. The old Portuguese captain had looked after his plantation ๐ŸŽ‹ in Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท. He had unknowingly turned out wealthy ๐Ÿ’ธ.

He visits Brazil to get back his wealth, this time by land ๐Ÿ‘ฃ. But their guide misleads them in a mountainous area โ›ฐ๏ธ, where they are surrounded by wolves ๐Ÿบ. Fortunately, they were spared as they guns ๐Ÿ”ซ with them.

Can Robinson Crusoe Keep Him Away From Cruises? ๐Ÿค”

“It is never too late to be wise“.

He settles in England and gives an amount of money ๐Ÿ’ฐ to the widow of the Portuguese Captain who looked after his land and brought him fortune ๐Ÿ˜Š. He gets married ๐Ÿ‘ฐ ๐Ÿคต. But he joins a voyage with his nephew, who is now a sailor, as after his wife diesโšฐ๏ธ.

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Revisit of Robinson Crusoe to the island

He visits his island ๐Ÿ on this journey๐Ÿ˜š. The island is a well established colony of Spaniards now. They had fought โš” with the Caribbeans multiple times for this land. He also visits Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท. His voyages goes onโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ. Robinson Crusoe, the great sailor โ›ต, never rests ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

Robinson Crusoe: The Explorer ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ

Robinson Crusoe is depicted as an explorer who enjoys the moment that he lives. We see him ambitious ๐Ÿ’ธ after his first successful journey who buys the land and planning to settle ๐Ÿ™โ€โ™‚๏ธ as a land owner. But, his life turns topsy-turvy ๐Ÿ”ƒ on an ambitious journey to buy slaves to work โ›๏ธ in his land. It doesn’t matter to Robinson Crusoe if he is stuck on an island ๐Ÿ, he rules that area โ›ฐ๏ธ almost becomes a lord ๐Ÿ‘‘ of the island.

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