Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe was an author during the 1700s. He is best known for his novel "Robinson Crusoe."

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How long did Daniel Defoe live?

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Date of birth not exactly known, but between 1659/1661 and 1731
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Is William Defoe related to Daniel Defoe?

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While they may have the same last name...no, there is no family history connection between Willem Defoe and Daniel Defoe. Daniel Defoe was born in the United Kingdom in 1660 and Willem Defoe was born in Appleton, WI in 1955.
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Did Robinson Crusoe meet another man in novel written by Daniel defoe?

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Yes Robinson Crusoe met and saved a man from the clutches of the cannibals, he named him Friday, as it was a Friday.
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Why did Daniel foe change his name to Daniel Defoe?

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He used to sign his name D dot Defoe - the dot however had a tail and looked like an E and because of people's poor spelling etc back then many people mistook the name as being Defoe and so it stuck. Regards, Zoe Defoe, UK
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What is the religious background of Daniel Defoe?

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Defoe thought of becoming a Presbyterian minister, and in the 1670s he attended the Reverend Charles Morton's famous academy near London.
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What did Daniel Defoe call his man servant?

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Daniel Defoe's character Robinson Crusoe called his manservant Friday.
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What did Daniel defoe do?

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Daniel Defoe wrote books and his most famous work was Robinson Crusoe. The book was based on a true llife story
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Who first wrote No man is an island unto himself?

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John Donne (1572-1631) a Jacobean poet and preacher. Of course it is possible others may have expressed this before John Donne, but he is credited with the line. Incidentally Hemingway was inspired by the last bit...for whom the bell tolls. No man is an island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls it tolls for thee.
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What are the Names of authors and their definition to communication?

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Communication is the activity of conveying information. Whether through the exchange of ideas, feelings, intentions, attitudes, expectations, perceptions or commands by speech, gestures, writings, or behavior.
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The themes in Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe?

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Fear Robinson Crusoe must overcome his fear in order to survive his long ordeal on the deserted island. The trial by fear begins when he runs about like a madman, scared of every shadow, and sleeps in a tree with a weapon: "fear banished all my religious hope, all that former confidence in God." He quickly realizes that he must recover his wits and reason if he is to survive. At several points in the narrative, Crusoe is almost overwhelmed by his fear of the unknown. It propels him to colonize the island, securing his shelter and becoming self-sufficient. His ability to funnel his fear into productivity and creativity allows him to survive under extreme conditions. Crusoe masters his fear when he faces the ultimate challenge - the devil. Investigating a cave, he is met by a pair of eyes. At first scared, he realizes that he can confront this enemy just like he has met every other challenge on the island. "He that was afraid to see the devil, was not fit to live twenty years in an island all alone." With that, he rushes in to confront the devil and discovers a dying goat. He has passed his trial. Had he not faced his fears, he would have run away in full belief that the devil lived in that cave. Instead, he investigates and confronts his fear. Presented to you by; Daphne diaz III-2
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What is one book written by Daniel Defoe?

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One book written by Daniel Defoe is The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.
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What did Daniel Defoe write?

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Daniel Defoe wrote a very famous book called The adventures of Robinson Crusoe. It is a story of a English sailor who was shipwrecked on a lonely island, often visited by cannibals. How he saved a man and called him Friday.
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Significance of footprint in Robinson Crusoe by Daniel defoe?

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Crusoe's shocking discovery of a single footprint on the sand in Chapter XVIII is one of the most famous moments in the novel, and it symbolizes our hero's conflicted feelings about human companionship. Crusoe has earlier confessed how much he misses companionship, yet the evidence of a man on his island sends him into a panic. Immediately he interprets the footprint negatively, as the print of the devil or of an aggressor. He never for a moment entertains hope that it could belong to an angel or another European who could rescue or befriend him. This instinctively negative and fearful attitude toward others makes us consider the possibility that Crusoe may not want to return to human society after all, and that the isolation he is experiencing may actually be his ideal state. *sparknotes.com* hope this helped
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What is the birth of Daniel defoe?

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not exactly known, 1659/1661
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What is Daniel defoe considered to be the founder of?

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The founder of the English novel.
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What is Daniel defoe's famous work?

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He was the author of Robinson Crusoe
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Why is Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe accepted as the first authentic Novel in the English tradition?

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Generally, it is considered by many not to be the first English novel. That milestone is more frequently attributed to Moll Flanders--a later novel by Defoe. For some, Robinson Crusoe still resides within the earlier traditions of "romance"--a loose and general term used to describe the forms of fictional writing prior to and contrasted with the novel. However, for those who do make the case that Crusoe is the first novel, they will generally try to isolate the defining aspects of the novel and make the case that they are present in Crusoe (e.g. a preoccupation with interiority and personal growth as opposed to outward action, realism as opposed to romantic abstraction, modern and historical concerns as opposed to timeless universals, etc.). For a good and accessible entry way into the debate (and still very influential reading of the early novel), consult Ian Watt's Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding--particularly the introductory chapters and the chapters devoted to reading Crusoe and Flanders. For a shorter summary of the many literary debates surrounding Crusoe, see Thomas Keymer's introduction to the Oxford World's Classic edition of Robinson Crusoe.
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Was Daniel Defoe popular?

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yes Daniel Defoe is very popular noveliest. He wrote a Robinson Crusoe now one thing cannot experiences of a real man called Alexander Selkirk who had spent four years alone all alone on the uninhabited island of juan Fernandez.
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Salman rushdie-style of writing?

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Salman Rushdie uses magic realism as a style of writing. Magic realism is when magical elements are used in short stories, novellas, etc as a literary tool.
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What is realism in novel and the role of Daniel Defoe?

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Watt argues that the characters in a novel owe their individuality to the realistic presentation. Realism is expressed by a rejection of traditional plots by particularlity emphasis on the personality of the character a consiouness of duration of time and space and its expession in style.