Robinson Crusoe Short Summary
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is s novel about the adventure of the protagonist.
Crusoe wants to travel in his life using a ship. His father, on the other hand, is interested in Crusoe becoming a middle-class law guy. He defies his father’s authority and also God’s by deciding to leave for an adventure on the sea on his own. He sets off and sails for some time. During this period he makes some money from the trade. After some time he is captured and turned into a slave in Africa’s coast. He meets a man by the name Xury, and together they escape from their captors.
Crusoe gets lucky to be accepted by a Portuguese captain, and he manages to make it into Brazil. He does well there and manages to buy a plantation of sugar. Soon he gets involved in the slave trade where they would procure slaves taken from Africa. On the journey, the ship gets wrecked, and Crusoe becomes the only one who survives. He makes it to an island that was deserted.
His time alone on this island is also productive. He manages to build a shelter for himself. He goes on to build a country home on the opposite side of this island. Also, he constructs a fort containing ammo and guns. Crusoe plants Barleycorn and rice. He even teaches himself bread-making. Crusoe builds furniture, baskets, and some pottery with his time. He also raises goats and has a family of animals consisting of cats dogs and even a parrot which he recovered from the ship. Crusoe is strengthened religiously, and he submits to the will of God in prayer.
One day, Crusoe discovers a footprint on his shore and realizes that he was not alone. There were cannibals on the islands. He rescues a young native from them and names him Friday. He teaches him English and even makes him a Christian. Crusoe and Friday rescue Friday’s father and a Spaniard from other cannibals.
Sometime later, an English boat filled with sailors arrives at the shore. Crusoe discovers that the sailors were planning a mutiny against the ship’s captain and helps restore the ranks and order to this ship. The captain agrees to take Crusoe home. Crusoe makes it back to Europe in the company on Friday. His plantations had made much money. Crusoe gets married and in his late years visits the island. The novel ends.