Day 4

Robinson Crusoe Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    In describing items on the shipwreck, Crusoe says:

    She had, no doubt, a great treasure in her, but of no use, at that time, to anybody.

    What does Crusoe mean by "anybody"? What were some of these "treasures"? Describe what it must have been like to find things that would be useful to him in England, but not useful to him at that time.

    Crusoe means that, though what was in the ship did not belong to him, it was basically lost from the people of the ship as well as from the people to whom it might have been going. He might as well get his hands on what he could. Some of these things, like money and gold, were of no use to him either. He did consider that he could store it in...

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