The novel, Robinson Crusoe written by an English writer Daniel Defoe was published by Oxford University Press for sale in the People’s Republic of China in 1993. But the book I read is printed by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in 1997. The book has 283 pages.
The novel happened around Robinson Crusoe. At first, He had a happy family and entered a good school. His parents hoped that he could get a good job. However, he didn’t want that. He wanted to adventure and have an exciting life. When he told his parents that he wanted to be a sailor and would go to sea, his parents were angry. But he never forgot his ambition.
In 1651 he with his friend went to Hull by sea. They adventured a strong wind and a heavy rain. At first he was afraid. Then he didn’t want his friends and his family to laugh at him, so he began to go on with his second time. They met the famous thieves of the sea at that time. The thieves wanted to sell them as slaves but in the end the Turkin capitan decided to keep Robinson for himself as a salve. Then he and a boy named Xury escaped from the Turkin’s control. He met with a Portuguese captain, who would go to Brazil. Robinson came to Brazil with the Portuguese captain. There he began to have a new life. But soon he was bored again. His friends were going to Africa to do business. He went with them again. They met a terrible storm. His friends were all dead. Only Robinson survived and was thrown onto a lonely island.
On the lonely island he began to live a new life alone. Totally he set three houses to survive. He never forgot that he must return to his home, so he created several ships to help himself to leave the island.However, he didn’t succeed in leaving the island. Someday he found there were fights between wild men on the other islands. Then they came to his island with their prisoners, to kill them, cook them, and eat them. Robinson was very angry. He wanted a friend to talk to, so he determined to try to catch one of the prisoners of the wild men. There was a man who was very lucky.
Robinson called him Friday. Robinson taught him to speak and work. Friday was very clever and he learned to speak and work.
At last, Robinson and Friday wanted to leave the island. One day a captain and his officers were controlled by the mutineers. The ship was from England. They drew an agreement. Robinson and Friday helped them to own the ship again and the captain helped Robinson and Friday return to England. They were successful. Robinson ended up his island life which lasted twenty-seven years, two months and nineteen days. Robinson was married and had a peaceful life. From the beginning to end he liked adventuring, so he began to adventure again. Maybe he would write another book about his adventures.
1.At first I was very thankful to be alive. Slowly, I got to my feet and went higher up the shore. From there, I looked out to sea. I could see our ship, but it was wrecked and there was nobody in the water. All my friends were dead. I was alive, but in a strange wild to sleep on the shore. Perhaps there were wild animals there. So I went up into a tree and I stayed there all night.
2.My life was still busy from morning to night. There were always things to do or to make. I learned to make new clothes for myself from the skins of dead animals. They looked very strange, it is true, but they kept me dry in the rain.
3.The prisoner ran like a wild goat, and soon I saw that he was coming near the bottom of my hill. As fast as I could, Iran down the hill and jumped out of the trees between the prisoner and the two wild men.
4.He was a fine young man, about twenty-five years old, tall and well-built, with a kind face and a nice smile. He had a brown skin, black hair, bright eyes and strong white teeth. I decided to give him the name of “Man Friday”, because I first saw him on a Friday.
5.Friday was a quick learned and his English got better day by day. He helped me with the goats and with the work in the cornfields, and soon we were good friends.I enjoyed teaching him and, most of all, having a friend to talk to. This was the happiest of all my years on the island.
When I was in primary school, my teachers asked me to read the book, Robinson Crusoe. They told me that the novel can make you understand how to be independent from your parents. I read it when I was a little girl. Yes, I had a deep feeling. I understood many things. If we always rely on our friends and parents, when we have to survive independently we will not be able to adapt to all. To the contrary we usually depend on ourselves, then when we encounter some unexpected things, we can adapt and have positive attitudes to resolve it.
However, this time after I read the novel I have deeper reflections. In our lives we should do adventures. When hardships are on the corner, we should face them bravely and never be fear. We shouldn’t have been satisfied with the situation which we are in at present. We should have ambitions. I believe if we are on a high stand, and we struggle for it, we can arrive a higher stand.
Now we live in the modern society, so it is not necessary to drift to a desert island. But promise me to image it. If I stayed on a lonely island, I absolutely couldn’t conquer dangers. Maybe I would lose confidence for life. I respect Robinson very much. He is a real hero in my heart. There is no perfect life in the world and our life will not be plain sailing and sometimes we maybe also encounter some dangerous things. But we can change our fate. Only if we know how to take the right measures, we will escape from the dangers. Only if we have confidences and work hard, we absolutely will be victorious. In fact, the most important thing is “Never give up”. Now I am young. There is a long time that I must experience. When I am in the college, I can make the most of the time. And no matter what difficulties, I will face with them and never give up. I believe I can conquer any difficulty. 本文版权归曼界森英书下载网及英文小说网共同所有＋ 更多类似范文