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Cast Away: A Modernized Robinson Crusoe

Summary: The 2001 film "Cast Away" is appropriated from Daniel Defoe's classic novel, "Robinson Crusoe." The journeys the main character in each work takes is different, forced isolation versus chosen, but have similar themes. Also, an analysis of the filmmaking and symbolism of "Cast Away."
Popular culture is a term which describes how people in a society live. As time elapses, popular culture keeps on evolving and a society's values will consistently transform. In 1719 during the post-revolution, famous English novelist Daniel Defoe composed the well-received novel "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe." Remaining a popular adventure narrative, around three hundred years later, Robert Zemeckis directed the modern mainstream film "Cast Away", a popular culture appropriation of Robinson Crusoe which entertains as well as powerfully reflecting the values and attitudes of the twentieth century responders.

Although composed more three hundred years apart, both texts aims at mature audiences with concerns for the concept of journeys. However, the difference is that in both of the texts, other concepts besides journeys had been supplemented, shaped and explored due to the different contexts from post-revolution to the age of American self-independence. The book tend...

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