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Homework Help: English

Posted by Henry on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 4:30pm.

Writeacher,I need you help to work out the questions to the following answers (You have already checked).

1) Which pattern does Robinson's education of Friday recall? What advantages does Robinson have over Friday?

Robinsonís education of Friday recalls the processes of modern colonialism, which follows a recurrent pattern: First, he manages to exploit and dominate nature, as well as shape his own destiny through his work and the interpretation of his achievements in the light of the Bible. He is convinced he has God on his side. Second, he gives Friday a new name which is meant always to remind the Indian of his debt to the white man for saving him on a Friday; Friday, on the other hand, must call Crusoe master. Third, Robinson clothed (or clothes?) Friday by giving him worn-out European clothes. Fourth, Robinson does not bother to learn Fridayís language, but teaches him enough English to understand him and follow his orders. He also teaches Friday the principles of Christianity. Last, Robinson never gives Friday a weapon and is even careful never to let him see how he loads his gun.
2) In short, Robinson has three great advantages over Friday: a technical advantage in his superior weapons; a linguistic advantage, speaking only in English; and a spiritual and religious advantage in Christianity.

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