What is the climax of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island?
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.
The climax of the novel occurs after the chaos of the mutiny and ensuing battle over the map, with Silver holding Jim hostage as they follow the map to the alleged location of the treasure. Along the way, they spot a skeleton with arms outstretched toward the treasure, and although this unnerves them, they continue to move forward.
When they arrive at the spot marked on the map, there is no treasure to be found. Jim is saved by Livesey, Gray, and Gunn, who then lead Jim to a cave where Gunn had secretly moved the treasure. With their new wealth in tow, the men set off once again for home.