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Foe Summary
John Maxwell Coetzee

Everything you need to understand or teach Foe by John Maxwell Coetzee.

  • Foe Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Foe Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Foe Summary

Plot Summary

As the story opens, a young woman admits she cannot row any farther, slips over the side of the boat and begins swimming. She makes it to the sands of an island where a black man appears. The woman, who is later identified as Susan Barton, tells the man that she is a "cast away," is alone, and needs water. The man is Friday and Susan has landed on the island of castaway Robinson Cruso.

Susan's life on the island is, by her account, dull and monotonous. Cruso spends most of his days with Friday working at building terraces though they have no seeds to plant once the ground is cleared and rock walls built. Susan soon falls into a deep depression and Cruso notes that some who find themselves castaways simply aren't cut out to endure. While Susan doesn't understand his toiling at the job she sees...

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