Write a well-documented and well-organized essay discussing the extent to which Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe may be said to participate in the imperial culture of its time.

Novelist James Joyce famously noted that “The true story of the British conquest is Robinson Crusoe […]. He is the true prototype of the British colonist, as Friday (the trusty savage, who arrives on an unlucky day) is the symbol of the subject races. The whole Anglo-Saxon spirit is in Crusoe: the manly independence; the unconscious cruelty; the persistence; the slow yet efficient intelligence; the sexual apathy; the practical, well-balanced religiousness; the calculating taciturnity.”Taking your cue from James’s statement and drawing specifically on postcolonial theory, write a well-documented and well-organized essay discussing the extent to which Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe may be said to participate in the imperial culture of its time.
A minimum of TWO peer-reviewed academic sources must be used, which may include articles assigned for this class.