Treasure Island Questions and Answers

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 30 of the book. Briefly, Jim will not agree to "run for it" with the doctor because he has promised Long John Silver that he will not. Jim does...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2011 2:26 pm UTC

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The captain asks Jim to "keep a weather eye" open for a one-legged seafaring man and to let him know immediately if he should see anyone like that. He says he'll pay Jim four pennies a month for...

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

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Billy Bones is pursued by the other pirates because he has a map leading to Captain Flint's treasure. Captain Flint passed on years before the novel begins, burying his accumulated booty on a...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2020 12:02 pm UTC

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When the Hispaniola reached Treasure Island, Long John Silver appeared to believe that Captain Smollett was about to show him the actual map of the island, the one that Jim had found in Billy...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2016 10:20 pm UTC

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By most definitions, Treasure Island is not historical fiction. It is only historical fiction in that it was set in the past and to some degree in an important time in history. The most common...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 10:40 pm UTC

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A tale of pirates, buried treasure, and colorful characters, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is one of literature's greatest adolescent adventure stories. It is told through the eyes of...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

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We don't get much information about the sea cook Long John Silver's galley (kitchen), but we know it is near the ship's six cabins. I will include the quote from the book about the galley, and we...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2019 12:17 pm UTC

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In my opinion, it is quite clear that Long John Silver, at least, does not know that the treasure has already been taken (by Ben Gunn) by the time that he and the other pirates make it to the place...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2010 12:41 pm UTC

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What makes the doctor's pulse skip a beat is hearing what he calls the "cry of a man at the point of death." He thinks it is the voice of Jim Hawkins, but he finds out later he is wrong: it is...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019 3:52 pm UTC

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In Treasure Island, Israel Hands is the coxswain on the Hispaniola. A coxswain is the person who is responsible for the steering of a ship. Israel is also Long John Silver's deputy. In chapter 26,...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 8:02 am UTC

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Jim feels a need to get away from the others in the lull after the pirate attack, so he sneaks off into the woods. He borrows Ben Gunn's coracle, a small, round boat that is hard to maneuver....

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 7:23 pm UTC

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It's my favorite children's book. Here are some of my long-time favorite activities: Literary Mock Trial: Make the pirates testify, cross-examine, and make closing arguments before they have to...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2010 1:13 am UTC

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Treasure Island as a whole was more of a production of Robert Louis Stevenson's imagination and inspiration from earlier adventure stories than anything else. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Tales...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2020 12:37 pm UTC

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 5. Even though Pew is blind, he is the leader of the pirates. The pirates are searching the inn at Pew’s orders when their lookouts warn them of...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2012 8:39 pm UTC

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Anything that is looking for “correct answers” does need to be posted in the questions section of enotes. That will provide an opportunity for one enote editor to focus on your specific question....

Latest answer posted April 18, 2010 6:52 pm UTC

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Jim has just beaten the fearsome Israel Hands in a savage bout of mortal combat. Any lingering doubts that this young inn-keeper's son is still just a little kid have now been well and truly...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 11:39 am UTC

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One example of Dr. Livesey’s presence of mind in a difficult situation is the way he responds to Billy Bones. It is easy to be frightened of the pirate Billy Bones, especially when he hauls off...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2013 3:34 am UTC

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Setting comprises time, place, and physical environment of the locale or locales of where the action of a story occurs. There may be more than one setting in a short story or novel, although...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2010 1:51 am UTC

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As with most of the book, a great deal of the chapter is given over to describing the scene in which the action takes place. The second paragraph reads as follows: I had crossed a marshy tract...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2010 10:02 am UTC

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Jim's youthful enthusiasm and innocence are displayed throughout Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, but perhaps his most honorable moment comes when he decides to slip out alone from his...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2010 12:54 am UTC

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The classic adventure novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson tells of a voyage to a tropical island in search of buried treasure. An ailing and hunted pirate comes to stay at the Admiral...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2019 1:07 am UTC

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To make reparations means to make amends or compensate for something one has done wrong. After World War I, for example, Germany was ordered to pay huge financial reparations to the countries it...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2019 9:16 pm UTC

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Nowhere in the novel Treasure Island does Robert Louis Stevenson give us an exact year that this story took place. We can tell from the very beginning of the story that it is sometime in the...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2008 4:51 am UTC

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In chapter 1 of Treasure Island, Jim describes how the Captain came to stay at the Admiral Benbow. His residence there is a mixed blessing, which eventually benefits Jim and his family, since it...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2021 12:11 pm UTC

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Squire Trelawney was one of the leading citizens of the community (and probably the wealthiest). As a close friend of Dr. Livesey, Trelawney was an obvious choice for the doctor to share the...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2010 2:12 am UTC

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The seaman, known as "the Captain," comes to the Inn to hide from his shipmates. The Inn seems to be a good place because of its remote location and proximity to the sea. When the Captain asks if...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2020 1:14 pm UTC

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The guest is afraid of Dr. Livesey because the doctor does not back down. The new guest at the Admiral Benbow is a rough man. He is actually the pirate Billy Bones. He likes to drink, sing, and...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2013 5:13 pm UTC

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Young Jim Hawkins, the narrator of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure classic, Treasure Island, is above all an honorable and trustworthy young man. He promises in confidence to speak up for Long...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2012 11:06 pm UTC

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Given that Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island was one of the first novels which depicted the teaching of morals, the novel's focus on boyhood tribulations and morality was of the utmost...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2011 2:29 am UTC

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In Chapter 32 of Treasure Island the pirates are absolutely terrified by the sound of a strange voice singing "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest/Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum." They think it's a...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2018 11:32 am UTC

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The first few pages of Treasure Island give a fairly extensive physical and behavioral description of the man, whose name is revealed as Billy Bones, but who introduces himself simply as...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2016 11:23 pm UTC

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In Chapter VII of Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins reads a letter from Squire Trelawney who is in Bristol making preparations for their treasure-hunting expedition. He has hired the Hispaniola and says...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2019 2:52 am UTC

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I'll assume that you mean what happens at the stockade in relation to Jim Hawkins, the main character and primary narrator of the exciting novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Jim is...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2018 6:01 pm UTC

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The setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island primarily takes place on a deserted island (probably located in the Caribbean Sea). The story begins on the southwest coast of England, moves...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2010 12:14 am UTC

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Flint was a fearsome old pirate captain. He is a brooding presence in Treasure Island, although he's mentioned only in flashback, as he died long before the main action begins. It's his treasure...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2018 6:39 am UTC

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island includes pirates, buried treasure, a (nearly) deserted island, murder, revenge and mystery--all of the elements needed for a classic tale of adventure. When...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2011 7:35 am UTC

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Insight into how Long John Silver organized the mutiny against Captain Smollett is provided in chapter 11. Jim Hawkins crawls into an apple barrel to get apples and overhears Silver talking to...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2019 11:03 am UTC

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Although he goes off on his adventure knowing little of seafaring, Jim proves himself to be courageous, loyal, and resourceful. After arriving on the island, Jim is brave enough to sneak up and...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2019 12:15 pm UTC

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It might be a good idea to be a bit more specific as to what you need. Have you searched the website? There is a study guide for the novel. In terms of answering specific questions, that would...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2009 9:12 am UTC

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Billy Bones, the enigmatic scoundrel who appears at the beginning of Treasure Island, tells Jim and his father, "You mought call me captain" (Chapter 1). However, Billy Bones and Jim Hawkins are...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2012 9:13 pm UTC

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The conflict that propels the action in Stevenson's Treasure Island is that of man versus man (also stated as man against man). This is established from the opening incidents and carries right on...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2010 2:54 am UTC

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I assume that you are talking about what happens in Chapter 11. This is the place where Jim Hawkins is in the apple barrel and happens to overhear the pirates talking about their mutiny. For the...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2010 12:46 pm UTC

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I think that you are talking about what happens in Chapter 4. At the end of Chapter 3, the boarder, Billy Bones, dies. In Chapter 4, Jim and his mother believe that they ought to have at least...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2010 10:49 am UTC

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If I understand the question correctly, the life that is found in pursuit of the rough and tumble world of the pirates is what is exhibited, especially in the latter half of the story. As is...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2009 12:07 am UTC

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The beginning of the story takes place on a "pinching, frosty" January morning during the bitter, cold winter at the Admiral Benbow Inn, situated on the southwestern English coast. The group of...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2011 12:32 pm UTC

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The request of the captain is for Jim to bring him rum. Jim does not want to do so because it is strictly against the doctor's orders for the captain to drink. Here is an excerpt from that...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2007 8:00 am UTC

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Silver’s escape at the end of the story, and Jim’s attitude to this, reflect Silver’s importance as a character. Certainly he is cast as the main villain of the piece, but he is also the most...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2013 10:39 am UTC

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At this point, in Chapter XVI of Treasure Island, the story is told by Dr. Livesey. Captain Smollett tells Israel Hands that he and the Squire have the pirates covered and they will shoot any man...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 7:36 am UTC

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If we are discussing "the importance of place," then we are really talking about a setting that has two different facets: the setting of time and the setting of place. Since you have asked about...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2015 2:33 pm UTC

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In chapter 26, Abraham Gray is tempted to join the mutineers but comes over to Captain Smollett's side like a dog responding to a whistle when the captain gives him thirty seconds to join them....

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 6:48 pm UTC

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