Treasure Island

Importance of Flag in treasure Island

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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The flags are symbolic. The Union Jack represents nationalism.... authority and civility. The Jolly Roger is the pirate flag.