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MonkeyNotes-Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
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The action of the plot, however, continues beyond Crusoe's recovery. It takes a sharp rise in its pace when Crusoe discovers the footprint and later observes the cannibals for the first time. When the savages return and Crusoe decides to try and save their prisoners from being eaten, the story explodes with excitement, as he battles an enemy that vastly outnumbers him. After Friday is rescued, the pace of the plot slows temporarily as Crusoe works to "civilize" the savage. The rising action resumes again when the English ship is sighted, and the island explodes into violence once again. This time, Crusoe knows he is fighting for the control of his island, but his enemy outnumbers him again and is armed with guns.


Because of his knowledge of the terrain and his ingenuity in fighting, Crusoe wins the battle. The island is now truly under in his control, as the plot moves towards its climax. All that stands between Crusoe and his deliverance from the island are the men on the ship. The climax is reached in the violent battle on board, when the captain finally overcomes the mutineers. Now Crusoe is free to sail home to England, a humbled and repentant man. After the climax, the action falls rapidly as Crusoe journeys home, finds most of his family dead, and learns that his Brazilian plantation has prospered. The conclusion shows the mature Crusoe generously sharing his wealth with both family and friends, marrying and settling down, and becoming a father. A final denouement in the plot comes when Crusoe visits his island, many years later, to see how things have progressed; he is pleased to find that the island is settled and prospering, largely due to his earlier efforts to raise crops and domesticate animals.

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