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Character of Interest My favorite character in Treasure Island is captain Long John Silver This character really stood out to me The reason being that he was a very respected and or feared pirate among everyone that knew him He had a very complex personality at first he seemed to be the kindest person is the whole book but later he really reveals what he is capable of and you soon learn it is really a act Long John Silver is a very hard man to understand Its very hard to even describe him He could be very friendly and nice which he looked like He had lost his leg above the knee so he hobbled around on a crutch which he could move around remarkably good he dressed in your average seamen clothes thick sea cloth pants with a button up shirt and a tri-corner hat with the only one he trusted perched on his shoulder his parrot he named Captain Flint He really looked to be a friendly old man But he was much more than he appeared he was evil enough to kill someone for looking at him wrong And if you met someone like him on the street you would never think he could do the things he did And yet his fellow mates gave him more respect then the Captain Smollett or anyone else I believe much of it came from fear though if you werent a close friend of his you could have much to fear from him First of all this pirate changes from a proud captain to a beggar When the real captain Captain Smollett hires Long John Silver as the ships cook he seems very kind and respectful in fact he even picks the hole crew for the Hispaniola later to his advantage he finds out When Jim Hawkins meets him he treats Jim as his he was his own grandson and shares his stories and
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