The three sea voyages
In the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, the main character often experiences fear. After Robinson Crusoe decides to travel to London without informing his parents, he becomes seasick on the ship and feels great fear. A week later, the ship threatens to sink during a storm and again the young adventurer is seized with fear: “I was most inexpressibly sick in body and terrified in mind” (Chapter 1, 34%). His suspicions come true, for a short time later the crew is shipwrecked. Fortunately, the crew survives and is given refuge in a nearby town. Robinson is then able to sail on to London.
Despite this experience, Robinson embarks on further journeys. He does not give up hope of experiencing more exciting adventures. He is not spared misfortune on his next voyage either. On his journey from London to Guinea, Robinson is captured by pirates and enslaved. He then spends two years in captivity until he is finally able to escape. In this episode, Robinson recounts his exploits without mentioning any feelings of fear.
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