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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Answered by jill d #170087
I don't know the exact reason, but I'm sure in Stevenson's view it was unnecessary information. The novel is fiction; the novel is titled at the author's discretion. In this case, Treasure Island aptly describes the setting.