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Whether one could call it a minor conflict or not, I'd like to suggest that there's a constant tension between Long John Silver and his pirate crew. They say there's no honor among thieves, and...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2018 2:31 pm UTC

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After the climax, in which the pirates discover the map did not lead them to the treasure and subsequently mutiny against the baffled Long John Silver, Treasure Island ends with the treasure...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2020 12:05 pm UTC

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Ben Gunn knows it will be safe for Jim Hawkins to go to the stockade because of the flag that is flying from the stockade. When they come in sight of the stockade (this is right at the start of...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2010 10:22 am UTC

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Jim's perception of Captain Smollett is initially influenced by the opinion of Long John Silver, who strongly dislikes the captain. Squire Trelawney also has a negative opinion of the captain. Jim...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019 12:41 pm UTC

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A story's climax is a key turning point in the story and the moment in the story when the conflict is at its peak. Treasure Island has various conflicts going on, but the main conflict is centered...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 10:24 pm UTC

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Well, there were a number of plans to divide the treasure. At first, Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesly and Squire Trelawney, are in possession of the map (found in Bones' treasure chest). The three hire a...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2007 8:27 pm UTC

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In chapter 11, "What I heard in the apple barrel," Jim is hiding in the barrel when he overhears Long John Silver recruiting the crew to mutiny and become his "pirates." Silver first uses flattery,...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2021 1:30 am UTC

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The reader may well wish to reflect that Robert Lewis Stevenson composed his narrative of Treasure Island specifically for his stepson in an effort to provide the boy entertainment with a story of...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2014 3:36 am UTC

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The doctor was willing to take the risk because the group needed all the provisions they could bring ashore with them. Also, the doctor wanted to go back for the rest of the crew on the ship, as...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2016 3:09 pm UTC

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In the adventure novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, the oilskin packet is of utmost importance because it contains a map and directions to the island and to Flint's treasure....

Latest answer posted April 21, 2021 4:12 pm UTC

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In Treasure Island," the receipt by Dr. Livesey and Jim of the Squire's letter from Bristol gave three significant clues to impending danger and rough seas ahead. Stevenson writes these so...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2010 7:16 am UTC

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The Captain asks the Doctor this in Chapter 18. By this time, the mutineers or pirates have already taken over the ship. The crew members who have remained loyal have gone to the stockade on the...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2010 6:17 pm UTC

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The famous novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson tells of a thrilling hunt for pirate treasure based upon a map that Jim Hawkins and his mother acquire from a pirate in hiding named Billy...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2018 8:02 pm UTC

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In the classic novel Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins and his mother find a treasure map in the sea chest of a pirate named Billy Bones. Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey determine to take a ship and...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019 2:53 pm UTC

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As the accountant for the notorious Captain Flint, Billy Bones had access to the records of the pirate booty. After Bones' death, Jim Hawkins and his mother decided to open his sea chest with the...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2010 2:31 am UTC

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Jim's headed off to the port of Bristol, from where the good ship Hisapaniola is due to set sail in search of buried treasure. With the help of a strange, one-legged man claiming to be a cook who...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2019 10:17 am UTC

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Arguably one of the great adventure novels that have delighted boys especially, for generations, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island does contain some significant themes along with its...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2014 7:12 pm UTC

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Captain Smollett, skipper of the good ship Hispaniola, isn't very fond of Squire Trelawney. For one thing, he hates the fact that the Squire's kept him in the dark about the true purpose of his...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2018 12:42 pm UTC

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One day, an old sailor, Billy Bones, appears at the Admiral Benbow Inn, where he decides to stay for a time. He becomes friendly with young Jim Hawkins, the son of the inn's owner. It is clear that...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2011 12:44 am UTC

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Pew's most noticeable feature is his blindness: he lost his eyes in same attack in which Long John Silver lost his leg. Pew does not have a major role in the novel. After Jim Hawkins and his mother...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2019 10:57 am UTC

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Jim Hawkins experiences a profound transformation over the course of Treasure Island. He starts the book as a boy but ends it as a man, having experienced enough adventure to last several...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2018 10:33 am UTC

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Other characters in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island include: BILLY BONES. Billy Bones is the mysterious and colorful pirate who appears at the Admiral Benbow Inn and stays for several...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2010 1:46 am UTC

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This is not actually in the chapters you are asking about -- it is in Chapter 20. At the end of Chapter 19, Silver shows up with the flag of truce. In the next chapter he makes his proposal and...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2010 10:27 am UTC

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is an adventure novel that purports to be an uncomplicated story of good and evil, complete with pirates and buried treasure. The author’s main purpose is...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 12:22 am UTC

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This quotation is spoken by Captain Smollet (Chapter IX, "Powder and Arms") just before the Hispaniola sets sail from Bristol. The captain is speaking with Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey as they...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2010 2:44 am UTC

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The death of Tom Redruth is one of the most emotional moments in Treasure Island. Squire Trelawney, who was cool and collected during the fighting, bursts into tears and begs Tom's forgiveness. Dr....

Latest answer posted April 20, 2021 10:43 pm UTC

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Jim was excited about the coming voyage for several reasons. First there is the prospect of treasure to gain, and even more importantly to Jim, there is the prospect of adventure. Although Jim...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2007 1:31 pm UTC

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Long John Silver is one of those rare characters in fiction who seems always to have existed and who takes on an independent life outside the books. Nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2020 11:41 am UTC

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A flag of truce is a white flag used to indicate that a party in a conflict wishes to surrender. In Treasure Island, Long John Silver approaches the British fort waving a white flag, indicating...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2019 5:10 am UTC

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Although these exact words do not appear in Robert Louis Stevenson's original version of Treasure Island, the gist of this quotation does. In the final chapter, after Jim's party has won the battle...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2019 1:03 pm UTC

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It's downtime for Jim and the other crewmates of the Hispaniola and, truth be told, the young lad's getting rather bored just sitting around doing nothing. Yearning for a spot of adventure, he hits...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 8:29 am UTC

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Billy Bones, or "Captain," as he likes to be called, presents a pretty fearsome sight. A degenerate alcoholic with a taste for bullying, loud singing, and swearing, he's a very intimidating man,...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2021 12:52 pm UTC

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The first chapter of Treasure Island establishes significant parts of the background, along with the protagonist and several other important characters. The main character, Jim Hawkins, is a...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2021 6:53 am UTC

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As usual, Dr. Livesey was ready to administer medical aid once again, if necessary, even to the remaining, desperate mutineers. In this particular scene, when "it was only a snatch that reached our...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2011 9:48 am UTC

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Chapter 4 of Treasure Island is called "The Sea Chest." Jim and his mother realize that they are in great danger at the Admiral Benbow Inn, and so they set out for the nearby hamlet. However, no...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2021 11:49 am UTC

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At the very beginning of Treasure Island, the old buccaneer who arrives at the Admiral Benbow Inn asks Jim's father if there is much company there. Mr. Hawkins replies that there are few visitors,...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2020 12:41 pm UTC

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The first response to this question might be the Jolly Roger (flag with skull and crossbones). Symbols are things or objects that represent a deeper meaning; so, bones and skulls on a black field...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2013 5:39 pm UTC

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In Chapter 20, after there has been some fighting, Long John Silver comes to the stockade with a peace proposal that he offers to Captain Smollett. He asks that the captain should give him a chart...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2010 10:26 am UTC

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In Chapter XXX of Treasure Island, Dr. Livesey showed that he lived up to his doctor's code in the highest fashion. Livesey voluntarily entered the blockhouse in order to tend to the wounded...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2011 2:11 pm UTC

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Ben Gunn is a man who has been marooned on Treasure Island. He had been one of the pirates along with with Long John Silver. The pirates left him on the island because he really wanted to find...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2010 5:01 am UTC

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In Treasure Island, the first pirate to receive a "black spot" is Billy Bones. Blind Pew gives him the spot as a sign that he must share the treasure map with the other pirates, on pain of death....

Latest answer posted March 7, 2021 12:24 pm UTC

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The answer to this question is found in the very first paragraph of Chapter 16. In this chapter, the doctor is the narrator. He says that there were only six of the mutineers left on board and he...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2010 9:58 am UTC

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In children's literature, there is always a message for the reader to take away and so rebel characters can provide role models which children must decide to either emulate or reject. The reader...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

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Treasure Island is a Victorian era novel set during the eighteenth century, so in a sense this is a story of the nineteenth century looking back at an earlier era. In many ways, this book is...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2021 6:38 pm UTC

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In chapter 26 of Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins races up the rigging of the Hispaniola to escape from Israel Hands, who pursues him up to the cross-trees. Jim has two pistols, and Hands, who is...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2020 11:50 am UTC

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This is both a difficult and interesting question. It's difficult because of the wording you use. (The question is about The Bunker Diary, yet we are asked to focus on two other novels.)...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2015 5:39 pm UTC

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It's chapter 21 in Treasure Island, and Captain Smollett, along with Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and some men from the Hispaniola are bravely defending the stockade from a vicious...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2020 1:06 pm UTC

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In this chapter, Long John Silver and the rest of the mutineers are on the island. Tom (who is not a mutineer) comes upon Silver unexpectedly and starts talking to him. Silver won't even let Tom...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2010 11:49 am UTC

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Bones is a notorious drunkard, and carries himself, according to Jim, in the manner of someone who is accustomed to either being obeyed, or hitting people. He also tends to ignore or give nonverbal...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2016 11:10 pm UTC

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That's a tough question. Not because the book is boring, but because it is so full of exciting moments. Billy dies, and young Jim searches through his stuff and finds some documents. That's...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2015 2:00 pm UTC

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