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Transcript of Treasure Island
1. When does the story take place?
2. Who was the author?
3. Name three characters?
4. Where does the story take place?
5. Which character has a pet parrot?
6. Why was the map useless?
7. What was the name of the song that the pirates sing?
8. When was the book written?
9. What did the changing of the flags represent?
10. (Bonus) What Disney movie was based off of this book
The Admiral Benbow Inn, Bristol, The Hispaniola Treasure Island 18th century
Themes/ Literary Devices
Heroic Role Models
At the beginning of the novel, Jim is a timid child, but by the end he has matured incredibly by becoming his own role model all throughout his adventures and encounters with all of the other men around him.
Satisfaction of Desires
Treasure Island explores the satisfaction of desires, and, indeed, the motivation of all the characters is greed: everyone wants the treasure. But Stevenson also
casts doubt on the possibility of ultimate satisfaction. By the end of
the adventure, when the pirates dig in the ground, it is as if they
are digging their own grave. Their greed and irrationality lead
only to death, loss, and dissatisfaction.The treasure search leaves
a mark on the characters, Jim has nightmares, Ben is half mad
and lives in a cave , and there were many deaths.
Our own thoughts
Narrator- Jim Hawkins is the narrator for all but 3 ch. Dr. Livesey narrates Ch. 25–28.
POV- Jim narrates from 1st-and 3rd-pov, Dr. Livesey 1st-pov
TONE- Suspenseful and intense
Foreshadowing- Billy Bones is handed a black spot, Hands hides a knife under his jacket, The song. "Dead Man's Chest"
Symbols- Animals: Silver has his a parrot named Cap’n Flint. The parrot shows pirates’ inhumanity, His mimics the other men’s words and the pirates’ constant singing. Stevenson also compares the pirates to monkeys, Ben as a “creature ... like a deer.”, and Silvers followers as sheep.
The Color Black: The color black is represented with the pirates, the flag. the black spots, Black Dog. the pirates’ lack of light
Treasure Map; The map transforms Jim. The map also symbolizes desire.
Rum: Rum represents the pirates’ recklessness, violence, an their inability to control themselves.
The narrator of Treasure Island
Jim is about 12 or 13 years old, he is mature, humble, noble clever, loyal, brave courageous etc.
He is the quiet and obedient son of the owner of an inn near Bristol, England,
He was very immature at the beginning of the book but slowly starts to think for himself and shows increasing initiative. He makes repeated mistakes, but he learns from them
Jim reminds us that he is still young. His tendency to act on his whims and his growing self-awareness shows that he is caught between two worlds
Long John sliver
Robert Louis Stevenson was a 19th century Scottish writer known for his novels Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson traveled often, Stevenson developed a desire to write early in life, Many of his journeys led to some of his early literary works. Publishing his first novel at the age of 28, He wrote many novels and died in Samoa in 1894
Stevenson conceived of the idea of Treasure Island (originally titled, "The Sea Cook: A Story for Boys") from a map of an imaginary, romantic island drawn by Stevenson and his stepson. Stevenson said in designing the idea of the story that, "It was to be a story for boys; no need of psychology or fine writing
Treasure Island is Children’s book, adventure story, coming-of-age story. It was written in Scotland in 1881 and published in 1883.
Long John Silver is a very complex character.
He is cunning and mendacious, hiding his true intentions from everyone. He is very disloyal, shifting sides so frequently that we cannot be sure of his true affiliations. He is greedy and has an almost animal nature, caring little about human relations, as we see in his cold-blooded murders. He is not easily fooled. He remains rational in the face of his men’s collective superstitions, He has obvious leadership abilities, He is quick to inspire trust in those who meet him. His friendliness and politeness never seem fake, deceitful, or manipulative.
Silver describes himself as a “gentleman of fortune,” another word for “pirate,”
One of the most vital and charismatic character in the novel.
Though lacking a leg, he moves swiftly and powerfully across unsteady decks and spryly hoists himself over fences. His physical defect actually showcases his strength of characters.
Dr. Livesey is a respected, knowledgeable man throughout the adventure
He is competent, clever, fair, and loyal, civilized.
He comes up with brilliant ideas all throughout the story
Livesey is not afraid of action, he provides medical attention to the wounded pirates who are his enemies and is caring about their health.
He does what is reasonable, practical, and ethical, but never acts violenty or spontaneously.
Livesey thinks up ingenious plans, but only puts them into practice if they are safe and efficient.
He also does not have any emotional connection with Jim.
Jim and his family live in their Inn (Admiral Benbow)
Captain Billy has a stroke and dies; Jim and his mother unlock the sea chest, finding some money, a journal, and a map.
The local physician, Dr. Livesey, infers that the map is of an island where the pirate Flint buried a vast treasure. Jim as cabin boy with Long John Silver, a ship's cook.
Just before the island is sighted, Jim overhears Silver talking with two other crewmen and realizes that he and most of the others are pirates and have planned a mutiny.
Jim tells the captain, Trelawney, and Livesey, and they calculate that they will be seven to nineteen against the mutineers and must pretend not to suspect anything until the treasure is found,
Ship is anchored, Silver and some of the others go ashore, and two men who refuse to join the mutiny are killed.
Trelawney, and Livesey, along with Trelawney's three servants abandon the ship and come ashore to occupy a stockade.
The men on the ship fight to reach the stockade, Jim finds the stockade and joins them.
The next morning Silver appears under a flag of truce, offering terms that Captain Smollett refuses.
Jim falls asleep in the boat moving along on the west coast of the island, He later then finds O'Brien dead and Rescues Hands and then attempts to kill Jim who then shoots him.
Jim goes back ashore and heads for the stockade. Once there, he enters the blockhouse to be greeted by Silver who have somehow taken over the stockade in his absence.
Silver and the others argue about whether to kill Jim. They agreed to a treaty and gave up the stockade and the map. In the morning Dr. Livesey arrives to treat the wounded and sick pirates.
After he leaves, Silver and the others set out with the map, taking Jim along. They find the treasure empty. Two of the pirates charge at Silver and Jim, but are shot down by Livesey, Gray, and Ben Gunn, from ambush.
Livesey explains that Gunn has long ago found the treasure and taken it to his cave.
In the next few days they load the treasure onto the ship, abandon the three remaining mutineers.
At their first port, where they will sign on more crew, Silver steals a bag of money and escapes. The rest sail back to Bristol and divide up the treasure. Jim says there is more left on the island,