Questions tagged [robinson-crusoe]

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In Robinson Crusoe, why does Defoe include the Journal which recaps the events that are already narrated?

Reading this book for the first time, I was surprised by the structure of the story. After Robinson is shipwrecked, we learn about his survival methods from his retrospective point-of-view. Then ...
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To what extent did Defoe attempt to apply formal realism in Robinson Crusoe?

I recently finished writing a paper on Robinson Crusoe for my English class on the rise of the novel. We had read the novel concurrently with excerpts from Ian Watt's The Rise of the Novel, in which ...