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Lecture

Lecture


Department
English
Course Code
ENG210Y1
Professor
Michael Boughn

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ENG210 Sept 22
Defoe is able to imagine the entire process that were alienated from and put it into a
form that we can understand
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Creates the first individual hero
At time of the novel in Europe
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Intense debate that arises from the old ideology of Feudalism
Divine right of kings
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Eventually Bourgeoisie start taking over as money takes precedence over
land
Is Crusoe a hero?
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Yes, the concept of the hero is grounded on the hero providing a kind of
example for his audience
Crusoe does provide an example of the values of the time
Crusoe is a religious man
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He is Born-Again
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Recognizes that he misunderstood what spirituality was actually for
Crusoe is the first economic hero
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First to be defined primarily by his relation to production
Story of the economic mastery of the world
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