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Daniel Defoe (1661—1731). Robinson Crusoe (1719). 1. The hero 1). an embodiment of the Spirit of individual enterprise and colonial expansion; 2). an empire-builder, colonizer, a foreign trader;

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Daniel defoe 1661 1731

Daniel Defoe (1661—1731)


Robinson crusoe 1719

Robinson Crusoe (1719)

  • 1. The hero

  • 1). an embodiment of the Spirit of individual enterprise and colonial expansion;

  • 2). an empire-builder, colonizer, a foreign trader;

  • 3) a man against nature and living through different stages of human civilization in a seemingly primitive environment;

  • 4)later, an exploiter, colonizer.


Daniel defoe 1661 1731

  • 2.The book

  • a glorification of bourgeois qualities of individualism, private enterprise, and even of labor.


Daniel defoe 1661 1731

  • 3.The skill of the novel

  • its detail in the semblance of the authentic told in a simple, straightforward style, adding to the realistic effect of the story.


Daniel defoe 1661 1731

  • 4.significance of the novel

  • starting the tradition of realistic description and presenting authentic details which are important for the later development of the novel.


Daniel defoe 1661 1731

  • 5. Defoe’s illusory view

  • the existence of the individual , not that of the collective mass, was the starting point of human history.


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