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Robinson Crusoe is said to be the first realistic novel ever an it is written by Daniel Defoe In this novel we meet Robinson Crusoe who is stranded on a uninhabited island In the topical excerpt called the print of a foot Crusoe sees a footprint and he starts wondering if the island really is uninhabited Though Robinson Crusoe is stranded on a island in the middle of nowhere without any facilities he is not a desperate man in any way He sees himselfe as a king or an emperor an feels kind of free despite the limited geographical space Crusoe also says I had neither the lust of the flesh the lust of the eye or the pride of life I had nothing to covet for I had all that I was now capable of enjoying The fact that the environment around Crusoe has been changed completely has also changed his way of thinking Women has been less importaint which is naturale since there are no women around But we can also see how the lack of material things forces Crusoe to focus on other tings and get other values He starts thinking and reflecting about life and his own surroundings Crusoe becomes pleased with the fact that he has everything he needs on the island and he uses only what is needed nothing more The religious aspect of Robinson Crusoe should be mentioned Crusoe thinks a lot about God and the Devil He looks upon every positive ting such as the rich nature as gifts from God Crusoe is very thankfull to this and he is happy that he is able to consider what he enjoed rather then what he wanted But also the Devil was something he beleaved existed This shows when Crusoe one day sees the footprint in the sand and first thinks that it must be the Devil After some time though he concludes that this can not be
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