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11

Robinson Crusoe—A Lone Survivor

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Robinson Crusoe—A Lone Survivor

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Robinson Crusoe might be the most flawed hero in the course—a colonizer and a slave-owning capitalist. Why, then, is he such an enduring character? Is it the desert-island story? Or is there something inherent in Crusoe’s character, beyond the flaws, that has helped him stand the test of time?

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r********m
December 8, 2019
Unfortunately this lecture suffers greatly from seeing historic art only through modern eyes. It spends lots of unnecessary time on virtue signaling and modern moralizing which is a big drag through nearly all the lecture and greatly reduces the objective content. There is nothing wrong in pointing out how past views and morals differ to modern ones once or twice. But if you do this through all the lecture it spoils the experience.

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c********m
November 5, 2019

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k********t
November 16, 2017
Great. Has most of my favorite hero's in it

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