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Friday is a native rescued by Crusoe; the young man eventually becomes his loyal servant. He is described by Crusoe as a Creole — a mix of African and Indian — and represents the wildness of nature. Through his relationship with Friday, Crusoe is able to confront his fear of the native people of the region.
When Friday offers to exchange ideas with Crusoe on religion or technology, Crusoe refuses to learn from his knowledge. For example, when they begin to build a boat together, Friday wants to show Crusoe how to burn out the inside. Crusoe, however, insists on the more laborious method of using a hatchet. Crusoe's reluctance to treat Friday as an equal symbolizes general European attitudes toward "the savage."
Eventually, Friday becomes Europeanized, accepting English customs and religious concepts. He symbolizes the process of colonialization.
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