Treasure Island

What was there about the mutineers' habits that led failure in their attempt to claim the treasure?

Treasure Island Part VI

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One of the habits that kept the mutineers from failing to gain the treasure was their recklessness. At the beginning of the chapter, Stevenson contrasts the pirates attitudes, who clearly are carefree and care only about the present. This attitude is in sharp contrast to Jim's companion's attitude, who clearly plan for the future. Yet another sign of the pirates careless attitude is that both the man with malaria and the man with the wounded head comes with the rest on the treasure hunt, despite the fact that they should clearly be resting. The mutineers also love their drink and spend a lot of time under its influence.