Day 5

Robinson Crusoe Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Crusoe often considers how to rescue both natives or Europeans from captors seemingly intent on murder. Is there any pattern or logic to Crusoe's continual plans to rescue prisoners brought to his island?

    Crusoe makes several plans to rescue prisoners brought to the island. This is the case regardless of the descent of the captive, or of the descent of the captors. Students may say that he is influenced by scripture or his idea of Providence to do what he determines is the righteous thing, that it is his island, or that he is an altruist by nature, never having shown ill-will toward others, or even that he often considers helping them as a way to protect himself from the...

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