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The novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe shows the faith in a person to survive purely on determination and will With no previous knowledge of tools navigation or even a belief in God Robinson Crusoe learns to acquire these skills by himself when he is stranded on a deserted island Robinson Crusoe first thinks he is lucky to be the only survivor but later he changes his mind and feels God has cursed him to be all alone without a companion or hope of escaping After developing a true belief in God Crusoe changes his mind once again Instead of luck landing him on the island he feels God blessed him for being the lone survivor of the entire ship Daniel Defoe shows that if you believe in yourself and in God you can overcome any obstacle After Robinson Crusoe sets sail to Africa in search of slaves his boat is crushed in a huge sea storm He is then knocked out of the boat and almost drowns Luckily he is washed ashore by waves Robinson Crusoe now has to fend for himself because he is the only survivor on this abandoned land His main concern is survival He has no idea how to use tools but from his own determination to live he learns how to make things on his own With nothing but his bare hands and a couple of hatchets he starts out building a shelter for himself From acquiring these new skills he adds onto his house and learns to form his own tools Out of new experiences with these tools and his vivid imagination he now has the ability to build anything that he wishes for Later he builds a table chair shelves a summer home canoe and a boat Robinson Crusoe shows us that a person can fight against the odds and win because of pure determination even if he doesnt know how he will ever
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