Good Vs. Evil In Treasure Isla


Throughout many works of literature, a prominent theme has been “Good vs. Evil”. Many authors base the plot of their novels around “good guys” fighting the “villain”.Robert Louis Stevenson contrasts good and evil through many of the characters thathe creates.
In the story “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, Stevensoncontrasts the characters of Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde to further the theme “Good vs. Evil”. This theme is common to many of Stevenson’s other works. In TreasureIsland, Stevenson uses the character Long John Silver to bring out this identicalidea. Long John Silver in many ways can be viewed the ...

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Island. This story begins by introducing the protagonist of the novel Jim Hawkins. Jim works at an inn, which his mother owns. An old buccaneer is staying there by the name of Billy Bones who possesses a mysterious sea chest, which
many people seem to want. While he was staying at the inn, many people attempted to steal the chest from the buccaneer. Billy Bones is a very heavy drinker, which may have been the cause of his death while staying at the inn. After the death, Jim’s curiosity for the old chest overwhelms him. Jim opens up the chest and finds to his pleasure an old treasure map. Jim immediately brings the map to
Dr. Livesey, a friend of Jim’s family. Dr. Livesey and Jim decide to gather up a crew and sail to Treasure Island aboard the Hispanola to find the buried treasure. While looking for a cook, Dr. Livesey comes across a man by the name of Long John Silver. Because of Silver’s vast knowledge of the sea and his great cooking, he is named the ...

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and all of Silver’s men leave after they get in a fight. Jim and his men take Silver aboard to reach civilization and to have him imprisoned. But when they reach shore, Silver grabs two handfuls of treasure and fleas, never to be seen again.
From the beginning of the novel, the reader gets an evil connotation from Silver’s character. Although Jim likes Silver, the reader knows that Silver is the one legged man that the buccaneer previously had warned Jim about. By the old buccaneer asking Jim to keep an eye out for Long John Silver, the reader is aware of the importance of Silver without ever being introduced to his character. “…look out for the ...

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Added: 11/10/2004 07:00:40 PM
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