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western civ essat - In Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson...

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In Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe , the element of family relationships plays a significant role in developing and defining the main character and protagonist of the story: Robinson Crusoe. Defoe’s motif of the union between the individual and the family plays multiple and important roles in the English novel. Not only does the notion of family relations determine Crusoe’s original sediments and actions in England, but it also develops his ideals on the island. Daniel Defoe’s theme of family relationships begins with Crusoe’s opening words of the novel in which he explicitly outlines his apathetic perspective towards his family and other social relationships in general. He introduces his parents and family in a very objective tone characterized by not mentioning their names, achievements or qualities, but including the humdrum details of their nationality and professions, which expresses Robinson Crusoe’s indifference and lack of affection towards his family. Defoe contributes to the tension of family relationships by describing an event
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