Reading Defoe Today Robinson Crusoe: an Inspiring Entrepreneur


  • Rachid Benfares English Department, University of Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco



Literature; Entrepreneurship, Criticism, Teaching English literature.


Literature reflects the society and culture of its time, but it can also have lasting relevance and meaning beyond its period of origin. Revisiting the way we approach and interpret literature in the light of contemporary society can lead to a deeper appreciation and more relevant discussions. In other words, adapting literary interpretation to contemporary society can add new dimensions to the understanding and appreciation of classic works, while helping us to better understand the issues of our time. This paper suggests how the story of Robinson Crusoe and his shipwreck might be used to understand entrepreneurship and its implications. Explaining entrepreneurship concepts through the story of the shipwrecked hero can offer learners and readers a unique and stimulating perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs. It can also contribute to making reading more concrete and memorable.


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How to Cite

Benfares, R. (2023). Reading Defoe Today Robinson Crusoe: an Inspiring Entrepreneur. The International Journal of Applied Language Studies and Culture, 6(2), 1–21.