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Aspects of Realism in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe ?

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Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" began the literary genre of realistic fiction. The aspects of his writing that define "realism" would be the immense detail he uses; descriptive language; and the flow of his narrative (dialect included). Defoe concentrates on the qualities of different objects, which provide us with a picture to accompany the words. His first clay pot, the crude fashion of his garments, and the grindstone are a few of the things we can almost touch when reading. Defoe not only introduced this genre, but I believe that in many ways he is still the master.

daniel defoe expresses his work in realism via :

- first person narrator.

- using specific dates .

- using real places

- using details

- fallibility

- diaries