I find Robinso Crusoe somewhat inexplicable, but I will do my best to encapsulate such a character in 300 words. He is very matter-of-fact in tone when one would least expect it and for coming across as such a noble, resourceful character one has to wonder about his odd obsession with power and subjugation. I have heard that these various mixes in traits are supposed to resemble the plight of the modern man. But does anyone else just feel that it almost makes the character of Crusoe even less believable? For example, when the book first begins Crusoe is telling of his father’s plea for him to stay at home, which includes one line on the death of his brother in such a matter-of-fact tone that it almost seems like he is looking beyond this speech jovially towards his journey. He claims his father’s tears affected him during this speech, but does anyone believe him? He claims that he considered staying at home to help his family but his inner wanderlust (somewhat akin to Steinbeck’s claim in Travels with Charlie) took over shortly after and the journey was a necessity. Basically what I am saying/asking is does anyone find Crusoe a believable character without temporarily suspending disbelief?