Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe economical, imperialist, keeping order.

Early in his residence on the island, Crusoe expends vast amounts of time and energy in digging a cave, making sheves for it, etc. He is, however, very satisfied with the resulting appearance: "it look'd like a general magazine of all necessary things, and I have everything so ready at my hand, that is was great pleasure to me to see all my goods in such order." (p. 56 Penguin Classics addition) What exactly is the important of order for Robinson, as it is manifested, for example, in his detailed accounts, the regulation of his daily activities, his concern for chronology, his use of contracts, in the writing of his jounral and autobiography and how is this indicitive of him not only being organized but having an economical and imperialist mindset?

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I personally believe that Crusoe adhered to the values and practices he'd been raised with in order to keep himself from goung insane. These practice gave his life normalcy and provided him with an agenda. He didn't allow himself time to think about what had happened..... he simply took control in the only way he knew how.