2 May 1999
Friday's Moral Triumph
The "primitive" Friday demonstrates exceedingly good values superior to those of the "civilized" Crusoe. Friday's honesty, loyalty, and natural innocence are unequaled by Crusoe's deceptiveness, lack of trust in Friday, and pessimistic ideas. Early life in "civilization" gives Crusoe preconceptions that don't allow for simple, natural thinking. Yet, Friday, raised as a "savage", is given to simple childlike behavior. When compared with Crusoe, Friday triumphs
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to a point beyond Crusoe, because Friday embraces these values with a "primitive" sense, not tainted by "civilization". It seems that "civilization" is not what it should be, and a "savage" has more of the qualities that a "civilized" man should have. It brings up a question to society to look at itself, and see what it is producing in people: values or misconceptions?
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