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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe tells the story naturally of Robinson Carusoe a young man who disregards the advice of his father about the value of middle-class religion and instead searches for adventureRobinson Carusoe is a man touched by wanderlust He ignores the advice of his father to seek a temperate middle class life and instead chooses to sail the seas His father steadfastly refuses to give consent to such a thing and goes so far as to claim that if Crusoe goes to sea God will not bless him When Crusoes earliest voyages seem to bear out this prediction one almost killing him in a storm and another landing him in slavery it seems Crusoe should heed his fathers advice and return home Crusoe pays no mind however and ends up the sole survivor of a shipwreck on a deserted island Through his own ingenuity and by salvaging what he can from the wrecked ship Crusoe manages to survive Soon he begins to make himself tools domesticate sheep crow corn and barley and generally prosper At first he curses his fate But then coming upon a Bible he saved from the ship he begins to think more profoundly about religion and Providence and comes to see his stay on the island as a consequence of his earlier recklessness Eventually Crusoe discovers that the island is not completely deserted natives from the mainland occasionally come to the island to perform cannibalistic rites One day Crusoe saves a young cannibal from being sacrificed and the cannibal in turn pledges himself to be Crusoes loyal servant Crusoe names the cannibal Friday after the day on which he was saved and teaches him to be a good ChristianFinally twenty-eight years after washing ashore a mutiny takes place on a ship near the island and the usurped captain and two others are ferried to the island to be abandoned there Crusoe and Friday intervene on the Captains behalf they
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