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When Friday asks Robinson "Why God no kill the devil", why can't Robinson find a proper answer?

After listening to a long lecture, Friday asked a question that took Crusoe aback. Here is CliffsNotes summarising that particular scene: "If God, much strong, much might as Devil, why God no ...
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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 ...
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