What did Crusoe’s father advise him about his ambition?
Introduction: The novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) deals with various themes. Seventeenth-century Europe was crazy about discovering new lands across the sea to make them colonies. The novel certainly has the allegorical significance of imperialism. The adventurous life of Crusoe is the paradigm of the then trend.
The advice of Crusoe’s father: Crusoe was the third son in his family and was not taught any trade. His mind was always filled with some wandering thoughts. He was obsessed only with the thought of going to sea. His father was a wise and weighty type of man. He was the complete opposite of Crusoe’s ambition to go to sea.
One day his father called Crusoe and gave him some valuable instructions against his dream of an adventurous career. He told his son that those who go abroad are either very poor or very rich.
He also tells him that it would be the worst decision for Crusoe to pursue a career of adventure because he belongs to the middle class. Adventure is only fit for the lower and upper-class people who always think of variety and adventure.
He also told Crusoe that he should be thankful to God because he was between two extremes, between the mean and the great. His father also said that usually, the upper or lower classes of society are unfortunate, and the middle class always suffers less.
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Conclusion: In a nutshell, we have the moral here that it is natural for a person to sin, but he can be rewarded if he can confess and repent of his sin.