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
The movie has some very positive attributes, starting with the island itself, it is very luscious and tropical, which when reading the novel is exactly what you envision. The director picked very good points in the movie to have sped up and slowed down, which added to the dramatic and thriller effect of the turning points and the climax of the movie. The movie really emphasizes the main characteristics of characters, with Ralph portraying the “good” character, and Jack portraying the “bad” character. The sound effects and the soundtrack is exceptional, and really captures the mood during all scenes in the movie. The special effects, props, and character’s material visuals were very well done. The offering to the beast was extremely
A book is something that opens the door to our inner minds and shatters the boundary between our imagination and reality. The book that I read is called The Sea of Monsters has been a trail of adventures and laughs as the characters soar through obstacles and triumphs. Percy Jackson,
In Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Jim Hawkins develops a growing sense of integrity and eventual ability to do what is morally right, no matter what the personal cost. In the beginning of the novel, Bill, Jim’s friend dies and still owes money to Jim’s family. Jim wants to take all of his money instead of what he is owed. Jim exclaims, “‘Mother’, said I, ‘take the whole and let’s be going.’”(25) Here, Jim’s impulsive actions demonstrate his greediness, especially because no one is watching him rob a dead man. Later in the novel, on the boat, Jim hears his fellow crew member Long John Silver plan a mutiny and tells Captain Smollett. Jim “did as [he] was bid”, sat down, and “told the whole details of Silver’s conversation”. This
But, the way the author used symbolism, foreshadowing, and relatable quotes stood out to me the most. When I was reading and even after, I found myself making connections and thinking deeper into the books
1. Jim Hawkins is the main character and narrator of Treasure Island. He is the innkeeper’s son and the main protagonist. Another character in the book is John Trelawney. This man funded the trip to treasure island. If he was the main narrator of the story, it would have been told differently because he was always letting Long John do what he wanted to.
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The characters bring a riveting story to life when reading. Throughout the book, I felt emotions left and right for the characters and what they were going through. There is a lot of mystery and questioning that will be answered later in the book, but once its done, there are still many questions being asked. when I look for a book, that is something that stands out to me because I really want to read more, and when you have that reaction to a book, that means it was worth reading. I found this book remarkable because of the behaviors, characteristics, and decisions that the characters make, and I recommend this book to everyone, even if they don’t like to
Monkey Beach was a good novel to read; it was challenging because the novel goes back and forth between the past and the present, and hard to interpret. The author, Eden Robinson captures the essence of Northern British Columbia indigenous people, the Haisla. Also, shows a beautiful vivid portrait of what Kitamaat looks and how Haisla Nation lives. I got to learn some of the language, culture, food and mythology. I like how it is in two places the physical and spiritual world. Also, the novel tells us about her childhood, her family and school problems that she has dealt with in the past. The theme of the novel is spiritual awareness because Lisa father does not understand her gift and mother has some of the gifts, but denies. Lisa has a bad
What’s more, is that it seems as though the Islands are intentionally, by the author, kept serene and sacred, so to speak. At a point Rodya intends to bury that which he has stolen from Alyona under a bush somewhere on the Islands, because they are far away from people, and he feels that no one will ever find his goods there. He never makes it to his destination, however; as the book describes it, “he was not destined to get to the Islands” (108). On his way there, he finds a hiding place that he deems suitable, and hides his stolen treasures there. It is as though some outer force is ensuring that the Islands remain a place of stability and rationality- the complete opposite of the taverns.
Above all else, the ability to make the reader feel a part of the story stood out to me. The book gave very in-depth descriptions of all parts of the characters. For example,
Another aspect that attracted me to novel was they way it was written. Although the book did have separate chapters, the way that it is written make the novel flow as if it was one big paragraph. There are moments in the story where characters converse but speech is not noted by quotation marks or paragraph breaks. This is a type of writing that even the most experience authors fail to accomplish, but Cole made it seem so effortless. Such a style of literature is bound to keep readers interested. If felt as if the reader was reading a diary versus a novel. Included in the novel includes forms of
As the years have gone by there have been some successes in finding articles in the pits, including a small piece of parchment that said vi
In chapter 3 William Golding has efficaciously utilised descriptive language in order to describe Simon’s perception of the island and the type of mood it creates in respect to the sun and light present on the island. In accordance to Simon’s perspective, the island at this given stage is exemplified as attributing a pleasant, fine and also careless-like mood, which is evident through the following; ‘bars of honey-coloured sunlight’. This quote conveys the impression that the sunlight is akin to a tropical paradise, through the decisive use of descriptive language choice. Conversely, in chapter 8 the mood being delivered in relation to the island is epitomised as dark and mysterious, which in conjunction provides numerous levels of uncertainty. This can be demonstrated through the manner in which Golding utilises descriptive
Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson The main character in the story is Jim Hawkins. He is a young boy who looks for adventure. He and a few experienced men search for Ben Gunn, and want to have him enlist in their cause. They steal the Hispanolia (a ship) and return it to the captain to which it rightfully belongs.