This novel published by Daniel Defoe in 1719 is among the most recognizable and most published English books. The novel’s title designates the name of the main character from whose perspective the events are narrated – he is a castaway that spends 28 years trapped on a tropical island. Despite its popularity and the numerous stories it inspired (in literature and cinematography), this novel is also important because it is considered by many as lying at the origins of the realistic fiction genre. Essays on this novel might focus on fate and providence, rebirth but also on the colonial past, travel, trade, attitude towards aborigines, etc. Browse through the model essay samples on this or on related topics for more info.
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