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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is a story about a man and his extraordinary travels throughout the world In the beginning Robinson Crusoe travels out to sea against the will of his father He learns to regret this though as he becomes enslaved and later shipwrecked He became shipwrecked on an island where was the sole survivor As a shipwrecked man he had few possessions and had to use his surroundings to survive He painstakingly constructed his needs and wants until after twenty-six years he was finally able to leave the island Although very exciting and adventurous Robinson Crusoe is more than just a story about a mans adventure and struggle to survive it depicts one mans quest for spiritual salvationIn the beginning of the book Robinson Crusoe is not a devout Christian He disobeyed his parents when he ran away to sea He called upon God only in times of trouble He rarely used Gods name unless to swear and in turn blasphemed it Although he coped with the hardships of slavery and suffered its wickedness he took a slave of his own after he escaped from his master This behavior does not represent a devout Christian nor does it represent a person with high moral standardsLater in the book Crusoe described his attitude when he said I had no more sense of God or His judgments than if I had been in the most prosperous condition of life This shows the reader that Crusoe was virtually unaware of Gods presence Later in the book he becomes aware and after becoming shipwrecked on the island Robinson Crusoe asked God for his survival He later realized that he should have actually thanked God for helping him survive the wreck and for helping him survive on the island This action marks Crusoes change from a person who is unaware of God into a person who believed that God has control of the Earth and that
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