Robinson Crusoe Spark Notes

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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe
By Daniel Defoe

I believe the most interesting character in this book was Robinson Crusoe. He is a young
man who runs away from home to seek adventure and excitement as a seaman. He does indeed
find adventure, though much more than he had hoped for. He is ship wrecked on a remote
island, where he lives most of his life alone. This could be the end of the story of
Robinson Crusoe, but it's really only the beginning. On the island, begins to wonder about
many things. Eventually he makes many discoveries. Some strange, some horrible. But though
everything, he keeps his faith in God.


The story of Robinson Crusoe starts in sixteen thirty-two, in northern England. His father
was a merchant who had grown very rich and settled on an estate in York. There he met
Crusoe's mother whose family name was Robinson, thus he got the name Robinson Crusoe.
Crusoe got the best education his father could give him. As long as Crusoe could remember,
he wanted to go to sea and become a sailor. So, when he turned eighteen, in the year
sixteen fifty-one, he ran away from home and sailed away on one of his fathers ships.
Storms raged while he was at sea and he was sick most of the time but eventually he got
better and the storms ended. But soon there came the fiercest of storms. The crew prayed
they would make it through but just then, the ship began to leak, and soon it would be at
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