good countenence. He had long and black hair, his forehead was large and
high; the skin wasn't black but a little brown. His face was round and full,
his nose was small, his mouth was very nice and his teeth was white.
The savage come close to Crusoe because he saw his milk. The savage put
Crusoe's foot on his head. Crusoe tought Friday to speak, his name and
that Robinson was the master. They spent all the night togheter and Crusoe
gave him some clothes. Then the savage showed him the place where two
people were buried and asks him if he wants to eat him, but Robinson
The man and the novelist
Daniel Defoe was a versatile and profilic writer. He was a middle class
dissenters and nonconformists (he refused the insitution of the churh of
ry and divinity. He became a merchant and travelled a lot in
In politics he supported William of
to pillory because he wrote a pamphlet against the Anglican Church.
His business went bankrupt and so he had to write to earn a living. He
wrote, for several papers, the review was the the most important. His first
novel was Robinson Crusoe (1719) which was consider a real record of real events. Defoe wrote for the middle class, because he know very well their
tastes, interest and values. The central theme of R.Crusoe is self-reliance
which is the quality of the average man of this period.
His fiction differs from the medieval because he presents his hero as an
ordinary middle-class men. Defoe was the first English writer who introdu-
ced realism in English prose. Defoe's charaterization is not innovative be-
cause Crusoe, the central characters, is not fully developed, infact in the
course of the story he does not have any phsicological change. So the plot
doesn't change the character and then there is no chapter division.
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