Innocence And Idealism In Treasure Island

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Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, possesses an innocence and idealism as he sets off on a voyage for treasure; Jim fights against the Pirates to survive, leaving him with a new realistic knowledge and experience of the world. Jim first experiences the death of his father; then in the same time frame, he loses Billy Bones. After Billy Bones death, Jim discovers a treasure map, he, the doctor and the Squire set off to find the treasure. When Jim first meets Long John Silver, he appears as a “clean and pleasant-tempered landlord” (45). Jim has a clear image in his head of what a pirate looks like, and Long John Silver appears to be completely different. This reassures Jim's fears. Jim never sees what will occur after the
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