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I have written a report on one of Robert Louis Stevensonís most popular books, Treasure Island. Stevenson, as writer, is mostly admired for his style, imagination and narrative skill. Stevenson combines mystery, suspense, and adventure throwing in pieces of how life would be with pirates in this story. As a young boy he was fascinated about pirates and wanted to be one himself. The story takes place in the year 1700 and it is described as a year of grace. The general idea of the plot is young Jim Hawkins and his friends discover a map of a deserted island. The map is marking a location of a hidden pirate treasure. Jim becomes curious and decides to go searching for this treasure. On board the Hispaniola, Jim sails toward an unknown island and an exciting adventure. Out at sea, he realizes too late that the crew contains none other then the infamous Long John Silver and his crew of Pirates. They, too, want to find the buried gold, and are willing to kill for it.
The main characters of the story are Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones, Blind Pew, Squire Trelawney, Doctor Livesey, Captain Flint, Long John Silver, Captain Smollett, and Ben Gunn. Jim Hawkins is a young man is his late twenties. He is a hansom man with blonde hair, brown eyes, big broad shoulders, and a very good sense of humor. He is a brave, curious, and out-going person. Jim is the hero of the book. It was Jim who finds the map and eventually saves everyone from the pirates. After many adventures on Treasure Island he returns to England with the treasure. Jim thought the adventure was quite scary, but he enjoyed it and would do it again. Billy Bones is a tall, strong, heavy, tan man. He has pigtails falling over his shoulders. He always wares the same soiled blue coat. He also has a scar on his face thatís a bright white color. Billy plays a drunken, violent and yet terrified man who brings the map to Jimís Inn. He is given the Black Spot by Blind Pew and dies of a heart attack from terror. Blind Pew is plainly blind and uses a stick to help him walk in the right direction. He wares a great green shade over his eyes and nose. He is always hunched over, as if it was from age or weakness. He wares a huge old tattered sea-cloak with a hood, which made him appear positively deformed. Blind Pew plays an evil and sinister pirate who was blinded in a pirate attack. He is a cruel, scary and determined to get the map. He gives Billy Bones the Black Spot and is trampled to death by horses. Squire Trelawney is a he was a tall man, over six feet high, and broad in proportion. He had a bluff, rough-and-ready face. His eyebrows were very black and moved readily. They gave him a look of some temper, but he didnít have a bad one just a quick one. Squireís role in the story in the story is that he funds the secret treasure hunt, but due to his big mouth he lets he secret out, alerting Long John Silver and his pirate mates. He is brave, means well, but a little but stupid and is hopeless at keeping secrets. Doctor Livesey is a very neat and polite person. He has black eyes and gray hair. He is an old and bright doctor. His role in the story in a decent, honorable man, who is practical and sensible even when things get tough. Due to his commonsense the treasure is found and brought safely home. Captain Flint is the most bloodthirsty buccaneer that sailed. He is willing to do anything to get that gold. He is the most evil, cruel, and heartless pirate to sail the seven seas. Long John Silver lost his leg near the hip, so under the left shoulder he uses a crutch. He can manage this wonderfully by hopping about upon it like a bird. He is very tall and strong, with a face as big as a ham. He has a plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling. The role he plays is a man that
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