Though there is nothing political or colonial about Squire Trelawney’s expedition, flags appear frequently in this novel. Since Treasure Island is not being claimed as a British territory, the function of the flags seems more symbolic than political. Why are flags so important in Treasure Island?
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Answered by jill d #170087
The flags are symbolic. The Union Jack represents nationalism.... authority and civility. The Jolly Roger is the pirate flag.