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Department
English
Course Code
ENG210Y1
Professor
Michael Boughn

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ENG210 Sept 20
Robinson Crusoe
Two intertwining narratives
oSpiritual Crusoe discovering God
oEconomic making a living; reclaiming the process of production from an
alienated state and recovering their immediacy
oWe live alienated lives of the processes that sustain us
Reformation + the rise of Puritanism
oGenre of conversion narrative
First person account from someone who was Born-Again
Robinson Crusoe can be read as a conversion narrative spiritual (only in
beginning)
The Fall Sometimes called the Fortunate Fall because of the possibility of
Redemption
oCrusoe marooned on an island and undergoes a conversion
Economic narrative (rest of novel)
oStory of creation of civilization
oPuritans during the 17th century economic reform in England
oDefoe gives a step-by-step recreation of the development of human
civilization
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