Robinson Crusoe – Its Universal Popularity


Daniel Defoe was born in 1659 in St. Gille’s, Cripplegate at London. He had been a man of several colors. These distinct personal traits are represented in his literary participation. A number of his significant masterpieces such as “article on Progects “(1698), “The Authentic produced English Person” (1701), “The Hymn to Pillary” (1703), “Consolidator” (1705),” Apparition of Mrs. Veal” (1706), “History of the Union” (1708-09), “Reasons Behind Succession of the home of Hanover” (1712), “A General History of Trade” (1713), “Robinson Crusoe” (1719), “Captain Singleton” (1720), “Mole Flanders” (1722) “Rexona or the Fortunate Mistress” (1724) along with other literary works will stay glorious through the ages eleven stocks.


Daniel Defoe picks up his magical pen at age sixty once again for writing a multidimensional novel “Robinson Crusoe” (1719). After the conclusion of his novel Daniel Defoe gets immense popularity from several ranges of readers and admirers. He receives the inspiration for writing “Robinson Crusoe” from the real-life facts of Alexander Selkirk.

However Defoe’ “Robinson Crusoe” remains a highly popular novel for each one. Each and every school going boy and girl is quite much interested in the story of “Robinson Crusoe”. It has the superb taste of adventure that’s irresistible and nobody can’t avoid it. Defoe knows the true magic that strikes the middle of the core of everyone of any age.

He runs from his house to explore new places and unknown lands. After two decades of slavery, he at last remains successful in liberating himself. But on account of the terrible weather the boat is wrecked and the rest of the members of the boat dropped their lives.

Just Robinson stays to live. He’s been cast to a bare island. He thanks his destiny because of his survival. But at exactly the exact same time he found that he’s the only living human being in that unknown location. He’s got no shelter, no food, nothing to drink, no comfort and security. Nonetheless, it’s the inborn nature of human being to do required adjustment.

He does not have any idea about then island. Gradually he finds that his ship come close to the shore as a result of tides. He carries foods, bread, rice, cheese, wine, dried fruits, barley, wheat, carpenter’s tool, guns, nails, spikes, bedding, clothes and hundred of other vital equipments. He gets a appropriate area where he can erect his new, protected shelter. He stocks everything in his shelter and makes it suitable to reside in it. But soon he changes his place and moves to new location, where he finds a great deal more advantage. He prepares a fence round his tent whish gives a great deal more safety.

Now he pays his thanks to Almighty God for saving his life and to get a peaceful life on this island. He reads the Bible. Now he has two parrots and a dog, he gets them from the ship. He learns to do farming. He learns to make earthen po6t and vessels and also make them durable. He divides twenty -four hours into various domestic chores. He’s really thankful to God for saving his life and giving him everything. Till now Robinson is utilizing Nature in step of his life in the unknown island.

Suddenly 1 day he finds out two canoes and eleven cannibals on the shore. For the very first time he feels danger. But Robinson very bravely fights against the enemies and saves the live of the innocents. Some how he finds an extremely dependable and innocent human being. He starts calling him Friday. He calls him Friday as he gets him on Friday. Robinson gives him garments. He teaches him to eat properly and to speak “master”, “yes” and “no”. He tells him about God and turns him into a good Christian. As an obedient Friday too follows his master. He learns to different household tasks. He treats Robinson as his father. Robinson understands a companion in a desolate island. He feels quite relieved due to Friday’s companionship. Both Robinson and Friday fight bravely against more cannibals and save the life span of the prisoners. Through different kind adventures and excitement Robinson leaves the desolate island along with Friday and starts a new journey for new places.

Defoe wraps his novel “Robinson Crusoe” by the support of adventure, thrill, sensation, reflections, morals, cannibals, and loneliness. These are the elements for the popularity of his novel. Defoe makes his hero Robinson strong, hardy, courageous, skilled and experienced and therefore he challenge to such an unfriendly environment at the start. Defoe very skillfully mingles both the reality and imagination. His imaginations are full of reality. The episodes of this publication are really persuasive. We never feel it’s a work of pure creativity. Defoe’s hero is both joyful and sad. He’s sad because he’s all alone in a lonely island. On other hand he is happy because God has save his life and in providing him all the decent facilities in this kind of island.

Defoe writes “Robinson Crusoe” in a really straightforward and spontaneous style. His simple style appeals his readers to read more. Easy, simple, spontaneous, plain, colloquial, full of allegory, charming attitude — these are all the best ingredients which produce the novel “Robinson Crusoe” a popular novel in every phase of life and throughout the




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