Robinson Crusoe; Critical analysis

The author of the novel narrates a story of a stranded individual in order to judge the merits and faults of the society. His choice of the island enables him to show his readers what is necessary for the growth of a faultless society. His novel compares to that of Shakespeare, The Tempest, in that the small society of Prospero’s island explores the aspects of politics, the supernatural, and morality in British society.  In Defoe’s novel, the natural environment of the island elicits the aspect of man’s development physically and spiritually. Man has been controlled and overpowered by nature as evidenced in the tropical storm that leads to the wreckage of Robinson’s ship. Marooned on the island, Robinson is put at a position that required him to use his knowledge and skills in order to survive. Since he had no choice, Crusoe had to survive. The survival led to the discovery of his other potentials.  At first, he felt so lonely. He developed fear towards the feral beasts of the island, and stayed high up in a tree.


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Critical Analysis-Movie Assessment Questions


Why were you assigned to review this movie?  The movie was assigned to learn more about critical thinking. Is the intellectually analyzing any subject or issue beyond the surface of its meaning. The course provides this movie as a way to utilize the critical skills learned in this class. Another reason for the critical thinking movie was assigned, so I would learn critical thinking skills that are taught in this curriculum. The assignment of this movie will allow me to learn the use of compare and contrast in my thinking while learning understand the differences and similarities using critical thinking methods.


Critical Analysis


  1. Introduction

Human Capital Development (HCD), as a growing discipline, as such; borrows much from other fields of academia, in essence, is shorn of a conventional framework to be utilized practically. To that end, HCD is an applied discipline that necessitates a sound theory to accord it a contextual framework that will facilitate its application and discourse. We shall discourse to approaches in response to the implementation of Human Capital Development, namely, systems theory and psychological theory (Swanson, 2001). This paper will seek to discuss the inference of both systems theory and psychological theory in the application of Human Capital Development (HCD). To achieve such, the paper will represent the strengths (arguments in favor of) and weaknesses (criticism) of the use of a specific theory in HCD.