Students are requested to prepare a personal blog and share your bloglinks in the comment section of the blog so the records can be documented properly and your blogs can help the students in future too.Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion. - Written by Tiny T
About The Film
In English Department, MKBU First Semester Students screened the film adaptation Robinson Crusoe starring Pierce Brosnan as central character (Robinson Crusoe) after studying the text. This blog is designed to share the interpretations and findings of the students. After viewing the film there are few questions in my mind before asking the questions Let's face the facts.
About The Film
You can answer all the question or minimum 3 questions.
What does cannibalism signify ? Did you notice cannibalism in the film? share example.
Could you find colonialism in Robinson Crusoe?
Could you notice master slave relationship in Robinson crusoe? Please share examples.
Please refer to the discussion between Crusoe and Friday and what impressions do you receive for religion vs. other cultures?
Crusoe's dominance over people, pets his interests in slave labor like the first word Crusoe teaches to Friday is 'Master'. Please share some examples.
Can you connect the text with any contemporary issues of the world? For say the film can be evaluated from Feminist view point there are very few female characters and more male characters are projected. What does it signify? Can you go beyond the text and interpret the film and text? Similarities and differences between the book and the text? Do you find any connection of "Crusoen Dominating Spirit" in the contemporary era such as industrialization and automation, the social media disaster (aloofness and alienation caused due to social media like wise)?
Say something about the mysterious island and Crusoe's sea bower, sea torments, and the trap Crusoe makes for cannibals.