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Unformatted text preview: o Ironically, audience reads Crusoe for pleasure as an escape from labor, but Crusoe presents excessive amounts of labor. o Representation of labor: desirable and good. o Possibly promoting labor • Close reading of p122 o Naked footprint, yet he is so sure it is a cannibal. Rather than feeling relief of a possible companion, he is immediately paranoid and terrified. Why? He has molded this island into his own "fortification" and civilization. He wants to push away anything that may possibly disrupt his plans. o Previously very confident, but suddenly is broken down and his life is thrown into uncertainty. o The idea of another human presence on the island introduces another factor, which he cannot control. Previously, he was the the top of the society where nothing could faze him. Now, he is unsure. o Possibly hallucinating? How come only a single footprint? Delusional narrator...
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course ENGLISH 161C taught by Professor Kareem during the Fall '11 term at UCLA.
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