Crusoe part 1

Crusoe part 1 - Crusoe and Travel Narrative 1st person...

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Crusoe and Travel Narrative 1st person detailed descrip. of environment, particular to physical appearance of individuals Epistolary/journal form Reputation of travel writers as liars. Some authors try to satirize this. Traveler responds with wonder to the foreign. Sometimes foreigners regard traveler as a godlike figure. Travel narratives often display tolerance to foreign customs, but simultaneously sensationalize difference. Relationship between Crusoe and Friday p118-119 and p162. Descriptions of Crusoe and Friday. o Focused on exteriors such as his weapons, accessories, etc. whereas Friday's description is focused on physical appearance such as actual body/appearance, color of his flesh, etc. Tries to make himself more foreign and savage ("monstrous", "frightful") whereas Friday is described as more European. o Crusoe is trying to negate assumptions by using "not". By refuting stereotypes, it also begets realism.
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