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Lecture

Lecture


Department
English
Course Code
ENG210Y1
Professor
Michael Boughn

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ENG210 Sept 27
Novels were attractive because they were about real people
The endless details are what make it real
The island is a sort of Eden
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Everything is there for him
The island is no longer Eden when Crusoe discovers the presence of man on the
island
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Natural state of war
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Every mans hand turned against every other man
When the idea of divine right of kings is abandoned there are civil wars
A new world in which ordinary people have a right to demand proper representation
Crusoe goes through reexamination of the world
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Goes from living in a tree to reinventing technology to establishing a kind of
feudalism and establishing a natural state, over the span of 28 years
Crusoe was a disestablishmentalist
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Disestablishes religion
Contract between Spaniard and Crusoe
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A social contract between two parties
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Part of civilization
At some point people agree that a contract establishes a new economic system and
is vital
Colonialism provided the economic engine for he growth of modern Europe
Fueled the growth of a new class and industrialism stemmed from the need to
capitalize the New World
Colonialism justifies the difference between civilization and savagery
Savagery defined by cannibalism and incest
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