After reading the first few pages I started to get a feel for who Robinson Crusoe is. I got the feeling that he respected and cared for his family, for when he decides to go against his fathers will, it is obvious that he feels guilty and bad. However, you can tell that Crusoe is not one to give up on his own desires in his journey to life. Crusoe seems to take what people say to him lightly, but in the end does what feels right. Crusoe also seems to be a very practical person for we see how he notices and pays attention to the small details and “facts”. Crusoe is definitely a business man. Once he sails to Cape Verde with Xury he does whatever he must to succeed. Crusoe seems likable since he easily meets a Portuguese captain and is off with him to Brazil. Once in Brazil when Crusoe makes plans to get black slaves in Guinea it proves he has inspiration.One thing that was very odd and inhumane to me though was when Crusoe sold Xury to the Portuguese captain. when Crusoe first met Xury he was very fond f him and the good values Xury had like trust and loyalty. But when Crusoe sells him he does it easily if he had never had a friendship with him. And then is only upset that now with the opportunity in Brazil for slave trade, that he missed out.
I find it ironic how in the beginning of the book, Crusoe’s father warns him about the dangers of the wild ocean and asks him not to go. And then once he encounters the first bad storm he gets another warning about the ocean. Crusoe’s will to live his life his way leads him to being stuck on an isolated island.
Not being religious myself, i found it interesting ow Crusoe when sick hallucinates about a being who is meant to be God. and how after Crusoe becomes well he seems to be grateful for his health.
Now that Crusoe has been given a sec on chance he is able to tell us about himself for what he thinks is his true self, “poor, miserable Robinson Crusoe,”. This is a very different idea of who he is compared to what i thought in the beginning. I think Crusoe is learning from his mistakes though, when he tries to harvest, but also with who he actually is.