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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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 idly drawn by Stevenson and his stepson on a rainy day in Breamar, Scotland. Stevenson had just returned from his first stay in America, with memories…

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Posted By joe f #379539 at Jul 24, 2014 8:48 PM

Why did his party decide to occupy the old stockade?

Why did his party go to the stockade? The text never says why, it just says they ran into it about 100 yards walking on land.

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Posted By satvik s #378258 at Jul 04, 2014 6:37 PM

 

Posted By nanako n #378107 at Jul 02, 2014 8:09 AM

Why do you think Stevenson shows his characters’ religious side only near the end of their adventure?

The only examples of religious activity in this novel occur toward the end. Why do you think Stevenson shows his characters’ religious side only near the end of their adventure?

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Posted By nanako n #378107 at Jul 02, 2014 5:55 AM

Why doesn’t Jim or Stevenson reveal a more geographically accurate name for this island?

Jim never refers to the island as anything other than Treasure Island, but Treasure Island is only the voyagers’ private nickname for the place. Why doesn’t Jim or Stevenson reveal a more geographically accurate name for this island? Does this name change our perception of the place?

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