How does Daniel Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’justify colonialism? Explain.
- DANIEL DEFOE’S ‘Robinson Crusoe’ made the readers feel that they are a part of superior community.
- The hero is slave trader and adventurer.
- He treats coloured people not as human beings equal to him but as inferiors.
- He rescues a native and makes him his slave and calls him ‘FRIDAY’.
- He idolizes the idea that colonised people are primitive, barbaric and less than humans.