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Robinson Crusoe A Story By Daniel Defoe

1388 words - 6 pages

Ashly Parrish
English IV
April 8, 2014
Essay
Robinson Crusoe VS Pop Culture

Robinson Crusoe is a story written by Daniel Defoe in 1719. Although this novel is not well known many know the story from the modern movie “castaway”. The movie castaway premiered in 2000 and had the movie critics raving. Not all the talk about this modern movie was positive though. Many viewers really enjoyed this adventuress movie about a man being stranded on an island, others however were disappointed with the changes made to the movie from the original story Robinson Crusoe.
Robinson Crusoe is a story of a young man who decided to disobey his father’s wishes of being a lawyer and go to sea at only nineteen. ...view middle of the document...

Crusoe later dries grapes to make raisins, makes pottery, and domesticates goats. While stuck on the island Crusoe begins to read the bible and become very religious and learns to thank God for what he does have.
As time passes on the island Crusoe discovers a group of native cannibals who visit the island frequently to find prisoners to kill and later eat. Crusoe’s first instinct is to kill the cannibals to punish them for the abomination they have done. Crusoe comes to relies however that killing them is not his place and he has no right to do so. After thinking it through Crusoe knows and understands that the cannibals are not deliberately committing a crime. Crusoe has thoughts of capturing one or two slaves by freeing a few prisoners however when a prisoner escapes Crusoe helps him and names him Friday.
Crusoe acts as a mentor to Friday teaching him his religion. Later more natives come to take part in eating with the cannibals, this is where Friday and Crusoe kill the natives and save two prisoners who come to find out one is Fridays father, who tells them of another shipwrecked on the mainland. They then make a plan to rescue the survivors bring them back, and then build a ship and sail to the port. Before the survivors return Crusoe spots an English ship.
Crusoe and the ship’s captain make a deal where if Crusoe helps the English captain and his loyal sailors retake the ship. When Crusoe returns back to England he learns that his family believe him to be deceased and was left nothing in his fathers will. Crusoe later returns to Brazil to collect profits from his estate which has made him very wealthy.
Castaway

Castaway is a story of Chuck Noland, an expert who travels around the world solving problems at FedEx warehouses. He is involved with a girl named Kelly who he lives with back in Tennessee. Chuck and Kelly want to get married but Chuck’s busy schedule tends to delay with a wedding. A problem in Malaysia calls Chuck to head back out to work. While on flight to Malaysia the plane reaches a terrible storm and crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Chuck manages to escape the sinking plane shortly before losing consciousness. As grips to the life raft it begins to sail away until it washes up on the shore of an island.
When Chuck begins to gain back his consciousness he decides to go and investigate the island which he soon discovers is abandoned. While searching around the island Chuck finds several FedEx packages that were onboard the plane when it had crashed along with the dead body of one of the planes pilots .After seeing this Chuck decides he needs to find an escape and leave the island. He attempts to signal for a rescue then decides to try to make an escape with...

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