BETWEEN CURSE AND DESTINY: TOWARDS A SEMIOTIC READING OF DANIEL DEFOE’S ROBINSON CRUSOE / ENTRE MALEDICTION ET DESTIN : VERS UNE LECTURE SEMIOTIQUE DE ROBINSON CRUSOE DE DANIEL DEFOE

Biava Kodjo Kloutse

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe depicts the adventures of a protagonist named Crusoe who grew up in a family entirely devoted to the teachings of the Holy Bible in a dogmatic wing of Christianity known as puritanism. As he reaches his maturity, the young Crusoe went to sea much against his father, whence he started experiencing such unbearable misfortunes that he always regrets his deed at every single misadventure. This paper intends to elaborate on the relevance of the fourth commandment in the novel of Daniel Defoe by conducting a meticulous analysis upon the adventures of Crusoe in order to propose a new reading of the adventures of Crusoe by pointing out the relevance of experience and self-made-man attitude in the fulfilment of every successful man.

Robinson Crusoé de Daniel Defoe est un roman d’aventure dont le personnage principal est Crusoé. Crusoé a grandi dans une famille fortement religieuse de l’aile radicale du christianisme connu sous le nom de puritanisme. Celui-ci dans sa quête de réalisation de soi, désobéit à son père en allant à la mer. Ce choix l’exposa à une pléthore de malheurs qu'il regrettait toujours son choix à chaque mésaventure. Cet article se propose de vérifier la pertinence du quatrième commandement biblique dans le roman de Daniel Defoe en menant une analyse minutieuse sur les aventures de Crusoé afin de proposer une nouvelle lecture des aventures de Crusoé en soulignant la pertinence de l'expérience et du self-made-man dans l'accomplissement de soi.

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fatality, disobedience, adventures, Bible, parents, children / fatalité, désobéissance, aventures, Bible, parents, enfants

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