loneliness=craziness in Robinson Crusoe

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Throughout Daniel Defoe’s, Robinson Crusoe one may see the effects of solitude on the development and life of the main character. When Robinson Crusoe becomes stranded on a desolate island, he must do whatever is necessary to survive. After being on the island for several years Crusoe learns to adapt to his surroundings and live with what he has. One thing he does not have for most of his stay there is a companion, …

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…see the intervention of Divine Providence and the effect of the isolation on the life of Robinson Crusoe. As he is stranded on this barren island he has an unusually large amount of time on his hands that allows him to develop many skills, read the Bible and become a devoted Christian. Throughout the novel Crusoe has a change of mind several times in regard to the coexistence of another human being on his island.