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Robinson Crusoe Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Further Study

Research the ecological impact of colonialism. Use your research to explain the problematic overpopulation of cats on the island in the novel. What kinds of problems do we have today with exotic specie invasions? Investigate such a problem in your area.

How is the character of Friday presented in the novel? How is he different from other representations of native people in Defoe's time9 Read Aphra Behn's Oroonoko. Contrast the character of Prince in that novel with Defoe's Friday.

Robinson Crusoe was very popular as a children's book What do you think children were supposed to learn from Crusoe? What moral lessons, if any, can be drawn from his story?

Many economists use Robinson Crusoe when explaining basic economic theory. What principles of economics does Crusoe demonstrate?

Crusoe is an ex-slave trader, but is horrified by the Spanish treatment of native South Americans Research the role...

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