“Robinson Crusoe”, written by Daniel Defoe in 1719, powerfully arouses people’s resolution deep inside and incredible courage and will to face hardships. Like the motto engraved on the U.S. currency—in God we trust, we are thus blessed with might to struggle against anything. There’s God endures human being with great strength.
Robinson Crusoe is a youth of about eighteen years old who resides in Hull, England. Although his father wishes him to become a lawyer, Crusoe dreams of going on sea voyages. Ignoring father’s cautions, he runs away and slight misfortune happens in a row. He always gets through by his readiness and ingenuity. Years later, he goes on a voyage as the master of the tradegroup again. Soon a terrible shipwreck occurs and after which Robinson Crusoe found himself cast by the waves upon the shore of an island, alone. After sleeping in a tree for a night he decided to stay on the island and manage his livelihood for himself. He swam back to the foundered ship and after several trips got out of it quite a few things, including the small stores of food and clothing and utensils as well as guns and ammunition, which he saved up for his own use. And then, out of the available resources salvaged from the ship and with what he could get from the desert island, he managed with his industriousness and knack to create an environment for himself-first sheltered himself against the wind and rain, defended himself against the possible attacks of wild animals, then built a house, grew barley and rice, domesticated goats, fought against cannibal savages coming from neighbouring islands, later rescued one savage named Friday from death and made him his servant, built a boat, and lived not uncomfortably on the lonely island for 28 years, then saved from death Friday’s father and a Spaniard and became the leader or master of the whole group, and finally saved the captain of an English ship from the mutineers and returned to England on that ship. After he departed from the desert island, he sailed to Lisbon to find out about his plantation in Brazil. Having found his old captain, he received the profit accruing from that plantation and then sold the plantation to his partner. Then he traveled back to England with all his wealth via Spain and France. He experienced strange and exciting adventures against wolves and a bear in the mountains between Spain and France. After he returned to England, he got married and long before his wife died. Finally he sailed again to his desert island and to Brazil and then sent women and supplies from Brazil to the island to establish a regular colony there.
There can be little doubt that the most significant force sustains the hero’s struggle is the reflection on the religion. The course he strenuously strives for the better survival environment can’t be gone through without gradually rooted belief in God.
Throughout the total 28 years on the unknown island, he is once distressed, desperate, ecstatic, easy, contented, pious, and horrified and so forth but never deserts his wish to survive. Every time he feels in despair and hopeless he learns to meditate to and fro. Since he picks up the Bible with solemnity, his baffled mind begins to be combed to the positive respect and furthermore, he fosters a grateful and broad mind toward his sufferings. After Friday is saved to be his devoted servant and companion, Crusoe teaches him to appreciate the word on Bible. Friday tells that there’s a holy being alike living beyond the faraway mountain and that is literally a staggering amazement for Crusoe who realizes that this invisible sacred being is simply everywhere no matter how ignorant He is worshiped.
When people are reduced to great misery or affliction and nowhere to turn to, Divinity could be the securest place to rest our heart because He’s no blame but is all ears, He never verdicts assertively but provides many chances. He is held in high esteem partly due to his intangible figure and action but power beyond any word. Lucipher is depicted as a real hero against the tyranny of God by John Milton, we respect God all the same, though. He stands any attack and revolt while is waiting till the day people come to realization themselves. A German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once appealed to the world that “God is dead”. However, the most vital mistake he made is that God only lives in people’s own mind which shapes an only image of God. As Crusoe, he never doubts if God is there, at least, it’s enough that he gains full strength from believing in God. We assume He exists, for the divine spirit is in somewhere a safest harbour that never withdraws whenever people need it.