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Robinson Crusoe

The novel, Robinson Crusoe was written by Daniel Defoe. Its fictional character must use his ......... to survive more than 25 years on a remote island.
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The plot of the story has Crusoe sailing on a ship in September in 1651. He ......... capture by pirates and becomes a slave for two years before escaping.
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His ......... journeys include two shipwrecks and isolation on an island. Crusoe takes supplies, broken wood, rope, and guns from the ship before it sinks.
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Although Robinson eagerly looks for ships on the horizon each day, he is also cautious, knowing that ......... pirates patrol the sea.
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Finally, he ......... himself to the fact that rescue might never happen. Crusoe starts a garden, hunts and makes clothes from animal skins.
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Somehow, the ......... Crusoe is able to solve numerous tasks for his survival. Through "trial and error" he bakes bread, makes soap, and evencreates medicine from island plants.
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Several years pass in ......... until Crusoe manages to rescue a prisoner from cannibals who land on the island. The grateful man wants to be his slave, but Crusoe has experienced enough of degrading slavery and prefers to treat him as a companion.
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The publication of Robinson Crusoe was an instant success, but controversy as to possible ......... arose, when several authors published similar stories.
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Henry Pitman had written of his adventures while being ......... on a volcanic island. His story had been widely publicized. Although, reading audiences compared the two editions, they seemed to prefer the excitement and details in DeFoe's version.
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The ......... of opinion seemed to be that Daniel Defoe must have used Pitman's book as a source as there were so many descriptive features in common, including the titles. However, he continued to deny being influenced by anything other than his imagination.
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