| #2 (permalink) Mon Dec 13, 2010 19:20 pm His tumultuous journeys include....
|Readers of Robinson Crusoe will find themselves confronted with several major thematic questions, including but not limited to:
What is the role of Providence in human life?
Do human beings shape their own destinies, as Crusoe seems to do through much of the narrative, or are we primarily acted upon, as Crusoe also is?
What does it mean to be civilized?
Crusoe entertains many fears throughout the narrative regarding the "savages," whom he regards (in the main-exceptions can be found, but they tend only to prove the rule) as "sub-Humane."
Does humanity belong in Paradise?
Crusoe is depicted, time after time, as another Adam in a primordial garden: exercising dominion over the local wild animals, for instance, and tilling the soil to make a living for himself.
"Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened."
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