Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

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Robinson Crusoe | Characters

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Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe is a merchant, adventurer, and landowner who spends 28 years shipwrecked on an island. Read More
Friday Friday is Robinson Crusoe's native companion and servant on the island. Read More
Robinson Crusoe's friend Robinson Crusoe's friend urges him to join the voyage to London, thereby setting Crusoe upon his life of adventure.
Robinson Crusoe's wife Robinson Crusoe's wife marries Crusoe after he returns from Brazil, and she bears three children.
English captain The English captain helps Robinson Crusoe return from the island to England after Crusoe helps him overthrow a mutiny on his ship.
Friday's father Friday's father is rescued from a group of cannibals by Friday and Robinson Crusoe.
The Moor The Moor, whose name is Ismael, is the man whom Robinson Crusoe tricks into helping supply the long boat and whom Crusoe then pushes into the water as he and Xury escape from slavery.
Mr. Crusoe Mr. Crusoe is Robinson Crusoe's father who warns him against wandering.
Mrs. Crusoe Mrs. Crusoe is Robinson Crusoe's mother who urges him to listen to his father and stay at home.
The pirate The pirate is a Moroccan sea captain who takes Robinson Crusoe into slavery.
Portuguese captain The Portuguese captain rescues Robinson Crusoe and Xury after the two escape from slavery in Morocco.
The Spaniard The Spaniard is a prisoner rescued from the natives by Robinson Crusoe, and together they make a plan to escape from the island.
Wells Wells is Robinson Crusoe's neighbor in Brazil who owns the nearby plantation.
The widow The widow of a ship's captain, she manages Robinson Crusoe's money when he travels and even after he is stranded on the island.
Xury Xury is a young slave boy who helps Robinson Crusoe escape captivity in Africa.
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