A robinsonade is about
one person/ or people who end up on a deserted island.
It can happen because of a flight accident or falling
overboard from a ship.
You hear about how they manage/ survive and how they are
rescued. Usually it is only one person, sometimes two
but never a group of people and they have to live of
what is on the island – the fruit, plants and animals.
Often something scary or dangerous happens while they
are on the island. Attack from animals, a broken toe/finger
or what is worse, an infected wound, pirates living on
the other side of the island.
A robinsonade is often
written like a novel or a diary.
A novel is a story where many things can happen. It can
be written from many different points of views.
A diary is written by an I-author and is very personal.
The author writes about his/her thoughts and emotions in
details. A diary can only be written from the author’s
point of view.
A robinsonade has a composition which looks like this: