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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe


by Daniel Defoe


Character Role Analysis

Robinson Crusoe

As the sole narrator of the novel and the main character, Robinson Crusoe is without a doubt the protagonist of this novel. It's his soul that we see being saved in his conversion to Christianity, and it's his escape that we're all rooting for at the end. Let's not forget that his name is in the title too. That's a good hint.