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Daniel Defoe

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Transcript of Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe

Charlotte De Muyt
Frederic Borgmans
Steven Elias

Daniel Defoe
London, (1659-1661 ; age of 70-72)
James Defoe
Daniel Foe Daniel Defoe
father: Dissenter Church of England
graduated: Newington Green (Charles Morton)
English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy
famous novel: Robinson Crusoe
travelled a lot bought a ship
married: Mary Tuffley
marriage: not perfect
2x 5x
Daniel Defoe
Summary:
3 parts
father wants become middle-class guy
Robinson Crusoe: travel with ship
R.C. runs away
ship to Guiana
ship attacked by pirates; R.C. slave
Comparison between extract and grid opposing male and female writing:
subjects:
life quest
Quote : (“but I would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea”)
topic/genre:
R.C. and father talk about what is important in life:
find a good job
make use of certain opportunities
Quote :

Comparison between extract and grid opposing male and female writing:
Moods
Parts used in writing
part emotionally, part rationally tinted
R.C. talks with his feelings
father: tries convince R.C. with rational things
Quote:
fragment = mostly sentimental feelings
feelings towards sea life quest
father: tries bring R.C. on other idea
R.C. wants to leave anyway
Authority
personal life and experiences
R.C. talks a lot about family
Quote :

Conclusion
written by man
many characteristics of women's writing
Comparison with the extract from Mary Astell :
can’t really compare both extracts
there is not really a relationship explained between men and women in our extract
role of women in society is not described in our fragment
Summary:
R.C. plans escape
Portuguese ship Brazil
R.C. started plantation business
his companies decided to transport slaves
R.C. makes voyage to get the slaves
Summary:
shipwreck occurs; R.C. only survivor
R.C. 27 years on island
in that time:
recreated his English life, building homes, learning how to cook, raise goats and crops
unhappy realized, had better life
Summary:
R.C. observed cannibalistic savages eating prisoners
next time: save prisoner (Friday)
Friday became friend of R.C.
another ship: 3 prisoners (2 saved)
another ship: R.C. negotiated England
England: R.C. married + children
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