Courage and Determination
Robinson Crusoe’s parents want him to become a lawyer but Crusoe is determined to become a sailor. He leaves home without his parents’blessing and works hard to become a good sailor.He shows great courage when he escapes from his Turkish master.
He ensures he has guns and food before he escapes.When he is shipwrecked on a deserted island, Crusoe overcomes great obstacles to survive. He struggles alone in order to carry food, equipment and other materials from the ship so that he can make a life for himself until he is rescued. He builds two homes, a raft and a canoe. He is also able to make tools and plant enough food for himself and his companions. He shows great courage when he saves Friday, Friday’s father, the Spaniard and the second English sea captain. He does all thisat the risk of being captured and eaten by the cannibals!
Importance of Hard Work
It is important to work hard as this makes you disciplined and successful in life. Robinson Crusoe is a good example of a man who is fearless, positive and hard-working. Instead of complaining about his fate, he looks at the situation and does what is needed to make the situation better. For example, he salvages useful items from the sinking ship, makes a canoe and safe shelters for himself, and hunt for food. He creates a comfortable life for himself and is able to survive on the island for twenty-eight years.
Relationship with Nature
Humans are part of Nature and, therefore, should live and work harmony with Nature. Crusoe is a man at peace with Nature. He loves the sea and the outdoors. So when he is marooned on the island and finds himself alone with only Nature as his companion, he adapts easily. He is quick to use things from Nature to help him survive. He uses the trees and plants to build himself a canoe and homes, ant to provide him with food.