Monday, February 1, 2010

synopsis of robinson crusoe

Robinson Crusoe was born in 1632 in the city of York. When he was eighteen he goes to sea without his parents` blessing. He has many adventures on both land and sea, and learns many new things like trading, navigation, mathematic and farming. A storm at sea leaves him shipwreck and alone on a deserted island. For next 28 years, he learns survival skills and by sheer ingenuity and common sense, creates a fairly comfortable and secure life for himself. In the process, he learns carpentry, pottery, hunting, boat-building, butter and cheese production and how to make his own clothes from animal hide. One day, he saves Friday, the victim of cannibal assault and thereafter wins him as friend for life. They rescue a Spaniard and Friday’s father from cannibals and save and English captain from mutineers. After 28 long and desolate years, Robinson Crusoe returns to England. He marries, has three children and after his wife’s death, goes sea-faring again, visiting the island now inhabited by the Spanish and English. He also sails to Brazil.