Robinson Crusoe

by

Daniel Defoe

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Money

Money in Robinson Crusoe is something highly valued (and valuable) in society, but utterly useless in nature. Robinson is enticed to go back to sea after making some money on his first voyage to Africa… read analysis of Money

The Sea

From the beginning of the novel, Robinson has an intense desire to go to sea, an urge that stays with him even at the novel's end. Going to sea symbolizes abandoning a life of comfort… read analysis of The Sea

The Footprint

The first sign Robinson sees of anyone else on his island is a footprint in the sand, which sends him running terrified to his dwelling. Through Robinson's reaction to the footprint, we see his ambivalence… read analysis of The Footprint