In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: One of the earliest studies appears in All the Happy Endingsin which Helen Papashvily argues that women in the nineteenth century used sentimental fiction to engage in a hidden subversion of men. Warner drew more sustained critical attention, however, in the wake of two seminal works.
Robinson Crusoe was based upon the actual experiences of a real man called Alexander Selkirk who had spent four years alone, on the uninhabited island of Juan Fernandez. In short, Defoe is a realistic novelist. In Robison Crusoe, he gave his readers all kinds of minute details. Defoe, on the other hand, has used different techniques to bring realism into the novel.
In the first place, he has used the circumstantial method: Another circumstantial method is that the presence of the wrecked ship near the sea shore which enabled Crusoe to bring the equipment and the material he needed to survive. On the other handthere is realism in character —portrayal.
Friday becomes a devoted servant of Crusoe who has saved his life from the clutches of cannibals and many other characters in the novel seem to be real such as the English captainthe Portuguese Captain and the black boy Xury who has helped Crusoe to escape from the Turkish pirates.
Yet, another device which adds to the realistic effect of the novel is a liberal of dates and geographical place- names. Crusoe was born in the yearin the city of York.
He got stranded on the desolate island on the 30th September He left the island on the 19th Decemberafter a stay of 28 years, two months, and nineteen days and the like. Finally, the psychological truth of the story helps in bringing realism into the novel.
During his illness he draws comfort from prayer. Robison Crusoe has been regarded as a parable of the economic man. Robinson Crusoe has been described by Karl Marx as a potential capitalist.
But it is the critic Ian Watt who offers a most stimulating and illuminating interpretation of the novel from the economic point of view. According to this critic all the characters of Defoe pursue money, according to the profit and loss and it runs in their blood.
Crusoe in the novel does have his parents with whom he lives; he leaves them for an economic motive, showing himself to be the economics, wanting to improve his economics condition. Something in his nature calls him to the sea and to adventure; and in any case he is not content with the middle station of life in which God and nature have placed him.
At the same time the argument between his parents and himself at the beginning is a debate not about religion or about filial duty, but about his economic circumstances. Hr regarded the economic argument as the most important.Realism in the novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe in his preface to the novel Robinson Crusoe described the book as “a just history of fact”,.
However, one thing can’t be denied: Robinson Crusoe was based upon the actual experiences of a real man called Alexander Selkirk who had spent four years alone, on the uninhabited island of Juan Fernandez.
Realism in the novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe in his preface to the novel Robinson Crusoe described the book as “a just history of fact “,.
However, one thing can’t be denied: Robinson Crusoe was based upon the actual experiences of a real man called Alexander Selkirk who had spent four years alone, on the uninhabited island of Juan %(1).
Sep 19, · Literary Criticism: Robinson Crusoe. Criticism: Robinson Crusoe Throughout the novel, Crusoe is worried about different types of things, but one of his more important tasks was keeping up with the time.
In order to do so, he brilliantly thought of the idea to mark down the days that passed onto a piece of wood. Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" began the literary genre of realistic fiction. The aspects of his writing that define "realism" would be the immense detail he uses; descriptive language; and the flow of his narrative (dialect included).
Transcript of Robinson Crusoe, Realism and the Novel Form Robinson Crusoe, Realism and the Novel Form Defoe is now considered a major literary figure of literature, because the novel, a form considered below standard and low-brow, had since become the major literary form.
Outlining Realism and Autobiographical Aspects in the Novel Robinson Crusoe. Outlining Realism and Autobiographical aspects in the novel Defoe uses the realistic style in writing his Robinson Crusoe in order to enrich his narration with realistic sense which makes his novel more appealing to the reader.