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What is the theme of Treasure Island?

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Asked by Shan Real, 17 Dec '09 08:30 pm
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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson:This story was written for one of Stevenson's stepsons. So its targeted audience is young. As the story begins, young Hawkins lives in a small village and works each day in his parents' inn. He is devoted to his parents and at first afraid of the pirate Billy Bones. Hawkins trembles when Bones touches him. Hawkins is also somewhat nave, trusting other people's interpretations rather than trusting his own. For example, when Hawkins recognizes a pirate in Long John Silver's inn, he believes Silver when he says he has no idea who the man is. Hawkins' gullibility slowly fades as the adventure progresses and his experiences widen. For instance, when Hawkins climbs into the apple barrel and overhears Silver planning a mutiny, he begins to understand that there is real evil in the world. As the story continues, there are more rites of passage as Hawkins passes through adolescence to adulthood. He sneaks off the ship once it is anchored and takes off o ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 17 Dec '09 08:34 pm

 
  
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An interesting story of Jim Hawkins, Long John Siver Dr Livesy in search of treasure hidden by pirates. Benjamin was maroon on that island by his captain(forgot his name)
Answered by sharad sharad, 17 Dec '09 08:34 pm

 
  
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Its been long time..but i think it was with a man with one leg came to a Harbor town in an inn ..he was supposed to be as a pirate later some other men came to search him.....he had a map ..a group of young Boys a doctor and Mayer went to an island to search the treasure they had some gun fight there.....later truth wins and sinner punished
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 17 Dec '09 08:33 pm

 
  
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The main theme in Treasure Island is the coming of age of J. Hawkins.

Jim is a young boy living with his parents in a quiet country inn. He knows LITTLE about the world outside. By the end, he is a young man who has:
encountered death,
sailed the high seas
experienced mortal danger on several occasions
killed someone in self defense
used his courage to survive
been rewarded with a share of treasure that anyone of his age would
be lucky and envious of. ...more
Answered by anupama kumar, 17 Dec '09 08:33 pm

 
  
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An overall theme which is prominent in Treasure Island is the achievement of maturity, or coming of age. Through his choices and experiences, Hawkins emerges at the end of the narrative a much more wise, confident, and courageous character than he was in the beginning.
Answered by jakir hussain, 17 Dec '09 08:32 pm

 
  
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