Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Daniel Defoe was born in London in , third child and first son of James 1. Daniel received a very good education, as his father hoped he would become a minister2, but Daniel wasn't interested. His family was Dissenters, Presbyterians to be precise, and those sects were being persecuted a bit at this time, so maybe Daniel had the right idea. He was always very tolerant of others' religious ideas himself.
Lastly, he diligently assisted in writing the United States Constitution, which was probably the most famous of his feats. Franklin was born in and even as a young boy was a zealous reader, who loved to learn and was destined for greatness. Franklin soon became particularly well known as a successful printer and writer. Boldly, he established a print shop in Philadelphia and started a newspaper called The Pennsylvania Gazette.
Robinson Crusoe is an example of this, with Daniel Defoe claiming the text to be a work of non-fiction for a year after publication — citing himself as an editor. Works of fiction are often built from life, hence why they reflect a sense of realism. The aspect of reality is especially displayed through how Crusoe establishes himself whilst marooned. He collects useful possessions from the ship, then tries to create items that he could not acquire — like pots to store corn.
Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe ? Besides being a brilliant journalist, novelist, and social thinker, Defoe was an outstanding author, producing more than pieces of literature. Defoe was born in London about , the son of a candle merchant named Foe. Daniel added "De" to his name about He was educated for the Presbyterian ministry but decided to go into.