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Robinson Crusoe was written by Daniel Defoe The novel was firstpublished in 1719 It tells the story of a young explorer who becomes maroonedon a deserted island His experiences of the island change his outlook on life Daniel Defoe was a short story writer that came from an poor familyDefoe was poor for most of his life and made his living as a butcher and awriter Defoe mostly wrote short stories and political essays Robinson Crusoewas a combination of two short stories Many believe Defoe used RobinsonCrusoe to portray himself in a certain ways The description was almostidentical to his own and after his wife left him he felt as if he was marooned The story takes place in the 1700s on a deserted island somewhere off thecoast of Brazil The island is fairly large in size and has a small shore Theinterior of the island has many trees wild pigs and other small animals and asmall cave in which Crusoe stores food I walked about the shore lifting up my hands Look around I see nothing but water a forest and the remains of my ship At first I was afraid of wild animals but after some exploration of the land the only animals I had seen were wild pigs squirrels and some small birdsThe only possessions that Crusoe retrieved from the remains of his ship were asmall knife a box of tabacco a pipe and a small book that would later become Robinson Crusoe was a young and stubborn explorer He was extremelytall and strong His stay on the island changed him from a mean stubborn man Standing at six feet two inches and having my long thick brown hair back in a ponytail I felt as if I was eight feet tall Without the permission of my
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