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Daniel Defoe: life
Defoe's family belonged to the Protestant sect of the ________.
Defoe's father wanted him to choose a ________ career.
Defoe achieved success by writing ________ essays and pamphlets.
Defoe was arrested, tried and imprisoned under Queen ________.
Defoe was put in the ________ to be degraded publicly but received flowers from his friends instead.
Defoe became a secret ________ for the government.
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Robinson Crusoe: themes
Tick the words and phrases related to the themes of Robinson Crusoe.
A: Comfort in the Bible
B: Conflict between good and evil
C: Conflict between God and Satan
D: Diary writing
E: Catholic attitudes
F: Providence
G: References to the Devil
H: References to God
I: Damnation
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Daniel Defoe: novels
Captain Singleton: ________
Colonel Jack: ________
Moll Flanders: ________
Robinson Crusoe: ________
Roxana: ________
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Daniel Defoe: novels
Defoe is generally considered the ________ of the English novel, because he represented a new social ________ that wanted to be portrayed in literature. He set the basis for the development of the ________ novels: even if they are not true stories, they pretend to be true, using ________ details and memories provided by the protagonist, and also a ________ where the author underlines the fact they are authentic. These novels are a series of episodes and adventures united by the presence of a single hero, but without a coherent ________.
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Robinson Crusoe: plot
Robinson is the main character: he was born in ________ in 1632.
Robinson decides to leave home when he is ________.
During his ________ voyage, Robinson is captured by Moorish pirates but is finally rescued by a ________ ship.
In Brazil Robinson becomes the owner of a ________, but as he needs a labour force, he leaves for ________ to get some slaves.
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Robinson Crusoe: plot
Robinson fails to re-build the same kind of society he has left in his homeland. He keeps a diary about his feelings speaking to himself, to the reader and even to Mary.
Robinson rescues a prisoner of the cannibals living on the same island and calls him Friday. When other cannibals arrive on the island, Robinson and Friday attack them setting free two of their prisoners, one of whom turns out to be Friday's brother. In the end, Robinson returns to England and finds out that his Brazilian plantation has made him famous.
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Robinson Crusoe: setting
A: The island, is the perfect place for Robinson to test his abilities.
B: Robinson realises that he can't be saved by God's Providence.
C: On the island, Robinson reproduces a primitive empire.
D: Robinson can be considered the prototype of the English coloniser.
E: Friday is unattractive and lazy.
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Robinson Crusoe: the hero
Robinson, the hero of the novel, belongs to the middle ________.
Robinson is looking for an alternative ________ to the one he has been given by his father.
The novel opens with an act of ________ that causes a situation of ________ and of subsequent isolation.
Robinson's life on the island reproduces the relationship between man and ________.
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Robinson Crusoe: style
The style in Robinson Crusoe
A: is characterised by an objective approach to the events.
B: is obtained through vague and general descriptions.
C: is characterised by the description of qualities such as colour, texture, or flavour.
D: tends to reinforce the impression of reality.
E: is characterised by a first-person narration.
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Robinson Crusoe: themes
A: In this novel Defoe shows that the individual is unable to act and shape his own destiny.
B: Robinson thinks that following the Bible and God's will, man can change reality.
C: Robinson has a rational and objective approach to reality.
D: Friday is the first native character to be portrayed in the English novel.
E: Friday is immediately taught some things, one of which is to read books.
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