Summary “Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”

Summary “Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”

Peace is not for Robinson, he hardly hangs out in England for several years: thoughts about the island are haunted him day and night. His wife’s age and sensible speeches keep him for the time being. He even buys a farm, intends to engage in rural labor, to which he is so accustomed. The death of his wife breaks these plans. Nothing else keeps him in England. In January 1694, he sailed on the ship of his nephew-captain. With him a faithful Friday, two carpenters, a blacksmith, a “master for all sorts of mechanical work” and a tailor. The cargo that he takes to the island is difficult even to enumerate, everything seems to be provided, up to “brackets, loops, hooks”, etc. On the island, he suggests to meet the Spaniards with whom he missed.

Looking ahead, he talks about life on the island of everything that later learns from the Spaniards. The colonists live unharmoniously. Those three sung that were left on the island, did not make up their minds – they are loafers, they do not deal with crops and herd. If with the Spaniards they still keep themselves within the bounds of decency, then two of their compatriots are mercilessly exploited. It comes down to vandalism – trampled crops, shacked huts. Finally, the Spaniards burst patience and this trio is driven to another part of the island. Do not forget about the island and savages: after having learned that the island is inhabited, they come in large groups. There are bloody massacres. Meanwhile, the restless troika begs the Spaniards for a boat and hangs the nearest islands, returning with a group of natives, in which there are five women and three men. Women take Englishmen in wives (the Spaniards are not allowed by religion).

Like a monarch (this is his comparison), he generously gives the colonists an inventory, food, clothes, settles the last disagreements. Generally speaking, he acts as a governor, who he could be, if not for a hasty departure from England, which prevented him from taking a patent. No less than the welfare of the colony, Robinson is concerned about the establishment of a “spiritual” order. With him a French missionary, a Catholic, but the relationship between them is sustained in the educational spirit of religious tolerance. To begin with, they are crowned by married couples living “in sin.” Then they baptize the native wives themselves. In total, Robinson stayed on his island for twenty-five days. In the

sea they meet a flotilla pie filled with natives. The bloodiest sich rages, and Friday dies. In this second part of the book, a lot of blood is spilled. In Madagascar, revenge for the death of a sailor-rapist, his comrades will burn out and cut out the whole village. Robinson’s indignation sets up thugs against him, demanding to land him on the shore (they are already in the Bay of Bengal). The nephew-captain is forced to yield to them, leaving two servants with Robinson.

Robinson converges with the English merchant, seducing his prospects for trade with China. In the future, Robinson travels on dry land, quenching natural curiosity with outlandish mores and species. For the Russian reader this part of his adventure is interesting because he returns to Europe via Siberia. In Tobolsk, he gets acquainted with exile “state criminals” and “not without pleasantness” spends long winter evenings with them. Then there will be Arkhangelsk, Hamburg, The Hague, and finally, in January 1705, stretching out ten years and nine months, Robinson arrives in London.

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Summary “Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”