Robinsonade Tradition in Robert Michael Ballantyne's the Coral Island and William Golding's the Lord of the Flies

Author: Siegl, Karin
Year:1996
Pages:80
ISBN:0-7734-4210-3
978-0-7734-4210-3
Price:79.95
Examines Defoe's Robin Crusoe as prototype, then compares the Ballantyne and Golding novels. Includes short examinations of the lives of the authors.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. Personal Reflections
1.2. Theoretical Reflections
1.2.1. The Life of Robert M. Ballantyne and The Coral Island
1.2.2. The Life of William Golding and Lord of the Flies
2. THE ROBINSONADE
2.1. Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe as Prototype
2.2. The Development of the Robinsonade as a Genre
2.2.1. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Robinsonades
2.2.2. The "Anti-Robinsonade"
3. CORAL ISLAND AS "INSULA PAEDAGOGICA"
3.1. Instruction Versus Amusement
3.2. Historical-Cultural Instruction
3.3. Scientific Instruction
3.4. Social Instruction
3.5. Religious Instruction
4. THE ISLAND - EDEN OR HELL?,br> 4.1. The Eden-like Coral Island
4.2. From Eden to Hell
5. WILD MEN AND SAVAGES
5.1. The White Man and the Savage in The Coral Island
5.2. Lord of the Flies: The Wild Man Within
6.CONCLUSION
7.LIST OF REFERENCES
7.1. Primary Sources
7.2. Secondary Sources