Robinson Crusoe Imperialism Analysis

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Crusoe’s Imperialistic and Greedy Attitude Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is about a man who gets stranded an isolated island. In this novel violent and abusive nature of imperialism concealed under a discourse which is a white man’s saving a non-western man. Even though in the novel Robinson Crusoe’s attitude represented like an act of goodness critical discourse analysis of this novel makes one realize that Robinson Crusoe didn’t behave Friday properly. In contrast to that he acted Friday as if he is his servant. Beside from Friday, all natives were behaved badly by Robinson Crusoe. He dehumanized them and forced them to be civilized. Firstly Robinson Crusoe’s attitude towards their natural clan lifestyle was certainly wrong. One can say…show more content…
He calls him Friday, changes his language and religion by saying what he uses as a language and his belief are wrong. He tries to make him gain a new identity. By the time novel was written that was what the powerful countries were doing. So one can understand Crusoe and Friday’s symbolic meaning by looking the background of the novel. He always orders him around and says he acts like stupid. He always leads and shows himself like a teacher but in reality he tries to teach thinks Friday does not need such as name, religion and language. Because he already has them they are just different from his. This slavery like relationship also has some influence of the time that novel was written. As a conclusion to all if one has a question like “Is Robinson Crusoe is a saviour or oppressor to Friday?” Even though writer tries to show as if he does not treat Friday as a slave; in fact his initial defence of Friday against the cannibals is indicative of his personal convictions, the answer is pretty obvious when one look at the discourse of the novel. Because through Robinson Crusoe’s greedy attitude and background of the novel one can say that the answer of this question is pretty
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