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The Island of Providence and Despair Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Stevenson in Edinburgh on November 13 1850 Stevenson spent much of his childhood very ill Because he was so ill his parents hired a full time nurse Allison Cunningham Cunningham filled Stevensons head full of amazing stories She told him adventurous tales of Scottish martyrs and Covenanters At a very young age Steven was quite a storyteller himself He had picked up on Cunninghams storytelling and wrote many short stories As Stevenson grew older he continued to write He wrote about the same things that fascinated him as a little boy He wrote many adventurous stories his most famous being Treasure Island An analysis of characterization plot setting tone and irony demonstrates how Stevenson creates an adventure for the reader The tone of Treasure Island is very adventurous Through out the story the characters are all seeing things they have never seen and doing things they have never done Though I had lived by the shore all my life I seemed never to have been near the sea till then The smell of tar and salt was something new Stevenson 61 They go through many adventures on and off shore The narrators talk of things one might never dream of at all Adventures take place all through out the book Jim Hawkins the main character goes on many separate adventures Hawkins is just a little boy but through out all the events of the book he becomes a young man At the beginning of the novel Hawkins is quiet and frightened easily I was so utterly terrified of the blind beggar that I forgot my terror of the captain and as I opened the parlour door cried out the words he had ordered in a trembling voice Stevenson 25 However as the story goes on and Hawkins embarks on his voyage he grows very mature and wise Before
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