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Coetzee's Cruso, who is no longer bothered by the monotony of his diet, people on the northern and southwestern promontories appeared to the commissioners to have been shaped by a pathological isolation that had driven them in on themselves and made them accustomed to their limited horizon.
Where Defoe's Crusoe uses a journal to narrate his stay on the island in exhaustive detail, Coetzee's Cruso scorns the written word in favor of his own memory, displaying almost nothing of the explicitly Christian devotion that saturates Robinson Crusoe's account of his life and times on and off the island:
At the same time, Susan is the Western explorer taking charge of the colonial heritage, symbolized in Cruso's island and his colonial subject, Friday, a role that compels her to follow a 'fundamentally narrow and constricted set of rules and laws' (Said 1993 130).
She comments on her plight and visualizes that "When I reflect on my story I seem to exist only as the one who longed to be gone: a being without substance, a ghost beside the true body of Cruso" (51).
Like the Irish criminal, Barton gradually senses the treacherousness of writing-confession and realizes that the corollary of the impossibility of rendering authentic her narrative has been the inescapable association of her story with Friday, the tongueless ex-servant of Cruso.
Sarah Cruso, in her commentary on Calvino's Fiabe, notes that the author removed many oral elements in his rewriting process: appelli fatici (phatic appeals), which often take the form of rhetorical questions aimed at the audience; commenti (comments), or exclamatory expressions; and formule di regia (organizational formulae) which signal the passage from one action to another (75-76).
He has been in good form since, so he goes there with a great chance if he sees out the six." Michael Jarvis, trainer of Robinson Cruso "The form of his maiden has worked out well and he has been working nicely, but it looks a particularly trappy race." Andrew Balding, trainer of Fireback "There is a slight question mark as to how effective he will be back at six furlongs [ran over a mile last time], but he's in great form and loves the fast ground." George Margarson, trainer of Excellent Guest "He's in good nick and didn't get the mile last time.
CHRIS WRIGHT'S NAP: Robinson Cruso (2.30pm, Newmarket)
O'Shea was also on duty for Hills aboard Rashaad (3-1) and the pair sprinted into the lead close home to sink 9-4 favourite Robinson Cruso in division two.
But Ben Cruso, Stonehouse, said: "If Walter Smith gave Lovenkrands a free rein in the team, as he did with Brian Laudrup, it's a signing that could really work."