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The Long John Silver character was such a great one that I hated to see him disappear entirely at the end. I would like to have seen Long John return in some manner--be it in America or back on...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2010 1:55 am UTC

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Because this question specifies about items taken from the chest before fleeing the inn, readers should look to chapter four. The captain has died, and nobody is willing to go back to the inn;...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2019 9:06 pm UTC

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The Black Spot is enough to send veteran pirate Billy Bones into a fatal downward spiral of a alcoholism. So what is it? The black spot is literally just that, a black spot. It consists of a round...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018 4:20 pm UTC

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At the introduction of Long John Silver's character, he is a very intimidating figure. However, he takes a liking to Jim early on. While he is an imposing force, he becomes somewhat fatherly...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019 2:54 pm UTC

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The primary conflict in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is a simple one: Who will get to the buried treasure first? We never fully understand why Billy Bones never attempts to return for...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2010 9:29 am UTC

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We know for sure that Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel, Treasure Island, took place some time during the 18th century, though the author does not specify an exact date. In his narration,...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 1:46 am UTC

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The action-packed adventure novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson tells of the discovery of a treasure map followed by a sea voyage to a remote island holding hidden pirate treasure. The...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019 2:18 am UTC

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DR. LIVESEY. The doctor dressed neatly with a powdered wig "as white as snow." He was well-mannered with "bright, black eyes" and regularly smokes a pipe. He is apparently more youthful than the...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2011 12:10 pm UTC

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This is described on the first page of Treasure Island. Jim Hawkins is telling the story as a flashback, because the old seaman's entry is the first conflict in the story. The seaman, whose name is...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2015 6:32 pm UTC

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One of the main problems in the story is that of Jim Hawkins's adolescence. As with any young adult, Jim finds himself caught uncomfortably between the worlds of childhood and adulthood. He's...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2018 8:21 am UTC

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The old seaman calls himself "Captain" but is in fact a man by the name of Billy Bones. It's fair to say that he's quite a character. As soon as enters the Admiral Benbow he starts behaving in a...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2018 11:23 am UTC

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In Chapter 11 of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island, Israel Hands, Dick and Long John Silver are discussing the mutiny they are planning against Captain Smollett and those aboard the...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2015 7:09 pm UTC

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I agree with your initial "gut feeling" that Treasure Island doesn't feel like an example of the typical, high brow Victorian literature that is raved about in academia. I think that a solid reason...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2019 12:58 am UTC

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The treasure in Treasure Island is initially a concept only, represented by a map. The map itself is like a portal to gold’s power, and, like the ring in Lord of the Rings, Captain Flint’s map...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2019 2:34 pm UTC

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Dr. Livesey is worried about fever, dysentery, and a lack of clean water. As chapter 16 opens, John Silver and the mutineers head for shore, leaving only six men on board. The captain, the doctor,...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2016 5:51 am UTC

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Jim Hawkins displays considerable bravery and maturity throughout the story, but one particularly notable example comes in Chapter 12. The good ship Hispaniola is about to reach the fabled treasure...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2018 9:28 am UTC

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It is probably a mistake to inquire too deeply into the meaning of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. He wrote it mainly for the purpose of entertaining boys with a story involving treasure...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2013 7:23 pm UTC

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As in most great adventure novels, conflicts are many, and Treasure Island is no exception. There are many conflicts between the characters involved: Young Jim Hawkins must not only get over his...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2011 2:12 am UTC

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There are a number of prominent themes in Treasure Island. All of the traditional conflict themes of man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. himself are present. Man vs. man is illustrated by...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2008 1:58 pm UTC

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Blind Pew, the evil old pirate and dispenser of the notorious black spot, meets his unfortunate end beneath the hooves of the law officers' horses. It's somewhat appropriate that this career...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2019 7:02 am UTC

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Mrs. Hawkins runs the inn called Admiral Benbow. While she is only present for the beginning of the book, she still experiences some exciting and important events. She is present when the sailor...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2009 12:40 am UTC

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island follows the pursuit of Jim Hawkins, the son of an innkeeper, and a crew of seamen as they search for the buried treasure of the dead pirate Captain Flint....

Latest answer posted July 31, 2016 8:14 pm UTC

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The black spot is another of Robert Louis Stevenson's wonderful literary inventions, and it has been an integral part of pirate and criminal folklore ever since. In Treasure Island, although the...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2018 3:37 pm UTC

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When the old sea captain first came to stay at the Admiral Benbow Inn, he was quite silent and kept to himself. Jim noticed he would scan the area regularly with his spyglass, and eventually the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2019 1:52 am UTC

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Dr. Livesey takes over as the narrator of Treasure Island from chapters 16 to 18. Before and after this, it's Jim Hawkins who tells us what's happening in the story. The change of narrator allows...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2018 8:29 am UTC

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Jim cries at the captain's death because it is the second death he has ever known. He is still a child unaccustomed to mortality and danger, so having experienced two deaths in such a short period...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2020 12:26 pm UTC

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Jim faces many struggles in Treasure Island. Some of the conflicts are emotional, like carrying on in the face of his father’s absence or dealing with the trauma of watching people die aboard the...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2019 5:54 pm UTC

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In the story, the Jolly Roger is called the "black flag of piracy." Today, most people associate the Jolly Roger with a skull and crossbones (in white) set against a black background. Such a flag...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2018 7:53 pm UTC

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Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel, Treasure Island, begins in southwest England, moves to the Caribbean, then on to Savannah, Georgia and, finally, back to the West Country of England. The...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2010 11:15 pm UTC

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Pew is a pirate, characterized by his blindness, cruelty, and the contradiction between his helplessness and aggression. According to Long John Silver in a later chapter, Silver lost his leg in the...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2016 11:49 pm UTC

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Black Dog is a pirate most characterized by his unsettling physical appearance. He is missing two fingers on his left hand and sports a remarkably pale complexion, giving off a sinister demeanor...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2020 12:53 pm UTC

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Doctor Livesey is one of the primary characters in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, and he is one of the "good guys" in this novel. Squire Trelawney has devised a plan to go and seek the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2013 1:30 am UTC

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The resolution can be found in Part VI (or "Captain Silver") of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. After the climactic discovery that the treasure cache is empty and that Gunn had moved the...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2016 5:54 pm UTC

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I love this question because it is about one TRADITIONAL villain of children's literature (Long John Silver) and one NONTRADITIONAL villain of "children's literature" ("the man upstairs"). (I put...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2015 6:02 pm UTC

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In Treasure Island, Captain Billy Bones' exclamation "comes to swinging, swing all, say I" is an abbreviation of what was then a very common idiom normally in the form "to swing for something,"...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2010 3:44 am UTC

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I believe the adventure-minded duo probably saw dollar signs (or, more appropriately, guineas and pounds) in their eyes once they took a look at Billy Bones' map in Robert Louis Stevenson's...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2010 4:49 am UTC

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If you are asking for a thesis statement, I am assuming you are going to be writing an essay. I am going to make some suggestions for thesis statements that you could then develop into interesting...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 8:33 pm UTC

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The thrilling novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson tells of an adventurous voyage to a secret island with the intent of finding hidden pirate treasure. As the story begins, "the brown...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019 6:18 pm UTC

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Stevenson forewarns the readers that Jim's fantasies will turn tragic by using foreshadowing. A device used in literature to give hints to the reader about events that will occur later in the...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2018 3:37 pm UTC

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The famous adventure novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson involves the discovery of a treasure map and a voyage in search of pirate treasure. At the beginning, an old pirate arrives at...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 1:48 am UTC

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The hard-drinking captain Billy Bones was obviously well past his prime when he made his first appearance at the Admiral Benbow Inn. He drank rum constantly, and after his short bout with Black...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2010 4:06 am UTC

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I think there are similarities between the leadership styles. Any sea captain is going to rule both by fear and respect. There is not too much difference between the pirate and the legitimate...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2012 6:39 am UTC

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The oilskin packet contained, as you say, two things. Jim Hawkins got the packet and eventually brought it to the doctor and the squire. The doctor cut it open, and they found the two things...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2010 11:10 am UTC

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The conflict between Captain Smollett and Squire Trelawney is found in chapter nine of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. The squire has hired the captain for a treasure-seeking journey,...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2013 10:54 pm UTC

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The "faithful party" refers to the members of the crew of the Hispaniola who can be trusted not to side with the pirates. Not counting Jim, since he is a boy, there are six men in the faithful...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2016 7:19 am UTC

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In the novel, “Treasure Island”, by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, one adventurous thing that the principal narrator of the story, Jim (James) Hawkins, does is head to shore from the ship...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2015 7:28 pm UTC

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Chapter 18 opens with both the crew and the mutineers racing toward the stockade. After a skirmish that leaves one dead on either side of the conflict, Captain Smollett and the crew occupy the...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2016 6:03 am UTC

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A fearsome sailor with a scar on his cheek takes up residence at the Admiral Benbow Inn, owned by Jim's parents. The sailor avoids company, and Jim soon understands that he is afraid of someone....

Latest answer posted December 28, 2020 1:00 pm UTC

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The concepts of duty and honor guide the characters' choices throughout Treasure Island. It is important to fully define those terms before applying them to the novel. Duty is the action and...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2018 4:38 pm UTC

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Latest answer posted June 28, 2011 1:05 pm UTC

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