Symbols in Robinson Crusoe
Symbols Examples in Robinson Crusoe:
Chapter IX - A Boat 1
"However, I got through that, and sowed my seed in two large flat pieces of ground, as near my house as I could find them to my mind, and fenced them in with a good hedge,..." See in text (Chapter IX - A Boat)
As Crusoe attempts to survive in the wild, his methods become increasingly sophisticated. He begins to grow crops, tilling a field and surrounding it with hedges. Through this work Crusoe creates a sort of garden, an ancient symbol for the middle ground between nature and culture. The act of creating a garden allows Crusoe to bring some measure of order to the chaos of the island wilderness.