Calvino once said: “The so-called classic is a book that can bring discovery every time you reread it; it is a book that is revisited even if you read it first.” And from “the father of British and European novels” “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe is one such book.
The teacher said that this is a story of continually surviving and dying, and I share the same feeling: surviving is because of the fear of death; looking for death is to find the joy of life. It is precisely because of such contradictions that this book has become an eternal classic.
This book tells the story of the protagonist Robinson Crusoe: when he was 19 years old, driven by the ambitions of sailing, he went to sea alone without the family. On his second trip to the sea, he encountered a strong storm, and all his fellow shipmates were buried in the belly of the fish. Only he survived. He lived on an uninhabited desert island, and began a 28-year desert island survival journey. He moved all the supplies off the ship. Interestingly, he also found a lot of coins, but what is the use of money on desert islands? But one day, the food on board will be eaten up. In order to survive, he can only continue to improve his residence, hunting, farming, animal husbandry… Later, he took the savages captive “Friday” as a servant, helped the British captain to recapture the big ship, and finally returned to the UK.
He does not have any wilderness survival experience, but he can survive a third of his life on the island. How much perseverance and courage will be required to overcome the difficulties? In order to survive on the island, Robinson became a farmer, planted barley, and raised goats; became a worker, used canvas to set up a tent, and dug a cave with tools; became a carpenter, and there was no wood or glue on the island, but He used his wisdom to create tables and umbrellas. He even spent five months building a canoe to escape the desert island. He never gave up hope of life. He also wrote time on the stone walls of the cave and insisted on speaking every day so that he would not forget to speak because he did not speak for a long time. This all reflects Robinson’s strong perseverance and perseverance. With this spirit, he eventually returned to England.
On the other hand, we have to come to our hands and open our mouths every day. There is nothing to worry about, and we will not face the danger of life. This caused us to think of retreating as soon as we encountered difficulties, rather than actively overcome it. Over time, we will be even more at a loss when we encounter all kinds of difficulties in the future. In this case, we will eventually be eliminated by this fast-growing society. Therefore, with regard to learning difficulties, we must work hard to think, to explore, to try. As for the difficulties in life, we must try hard, practice actively, and accumulate experience. As Astuas said, “Only those who are brave and calm can survive the darkness and usher in the light.” Robinson overcomes one difficulty after another with the courage that ordinary people do not have, and finally survived. We should learn from Robinson, do not shrink back when we encounter difficulties, rise up to meet difficulties, and exercise perseverance. Only in this way can we overcome all the difficulties in life, right?
For me, this book has the deepest impact on me is that it tells me: Only perseverance can usher in victory. If the aspirants succeed, this is what the Robinson Crusoe tells us. As long as you have this spirit, you will be able to ride the wind and waves in the ocean of life and sail for a long journey!