Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, is a novel rich with its varying themes. Among these, is a theme about fathers and sons. This is seen throughout the novel with actual fathers and father figures. Concerning Robinson Crusoe himself, this theme acts as a developmental tool which can be seen from the beginning to the end.
At the beginning, we are introduced to Robinson Crusoe and his father. This of course is an obvious observation to
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see the regularly occurring theme of fathers and sons. Through this Crusoe went through a growth process. This process was one in which his character evolved from the beginning to the end. It also acted as a personal and emotional development for Crusoe. Being a son and a father throughout his trial and tribulations, Crusoe became a better person emotionally and through his actions towards all things in general and those concerning his fellow man.