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Treasure Island Set in the days of sails and ships buried treasure and pirates Treasure Island is an epic tale of a young boy by the name of Hawkins and his search for the buried treasure of the notorious Captain Flint Treasure Island is written by Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 94 his other texts include The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Kidnapped I choose to read and review this book because I was familiar with some of Stevensons other work and I had also watched and enjoyed the childrens version of Treasure Island As a reader I like reading books in which I have an idea of the plot as it heightens my enjoyment of the reading experience The plot of the novel concerns Jim Hawkinss adventures on his quest for Captains Flints treasure guided by an old map left with his first mate The story starts out with a simple plot but on the way Hawkins meets a one-legged cook who is planning mutiny a marooned ex-pirate on his way to insanity and a longing for the chance to prove himself worthy to Captain Smollett and the rest of his crew It is a tale of pirates a map treasure mutiny and a one-legged sea cook by the name of Long John Silver Throughout the review I am discussing the nature of the relationship between Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver One of the themes of the novel is the greed for money which is revealed through the story of the buried treasure Stevenson manipulates the readers thirst for the knowledge of who will get to the buried treasure first by continuously bribing them with hints and clues of which side will conquer the other The relationships between Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver both of who are friends yet on opposite sides provides an interesting twist to the tale The first three chapters are the base from
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