Robinson Crusoe ended up on an island because the ship he was in was shipwrecked in a storm. Robinson Crusoe is a novel written by Daniel Defoe which was first published on April 25, 1719 with the original title page stating “The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of Tork,. Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited island on the coast of AMERICA, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonuque;
Having been caft on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished by himself. WITH An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver’d by PYRATES.” Just by reading the given information, it can easily be said that Robinson Crusoe ended up on an island because he was “caft on Shore by Shipwreck”.