Treasure Island, the masterpiece of the famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis stevenson, Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet, who contributed several classi
cs to the world of children's literature. Stevenson was born on Nov. 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, the son of an engineer, and studied engineering and then studied law at the University of Edinburgh. Since childhood, however, Stevenson was inclined to literature; eventually he took to writing seriously, soon making his way into the first rank of writers by the excellence of his style. The novel depicts that, in a seaside village in south-west England. Jim Hawkins was the young son of the owners of the Admiral Benbow Inn. An old , strong ,nut-brown seaman named Billy Bones lodged at the inn .Afterwards, Jim Hawkins acquired the map that conceive the mysterious treasure island accidentally ,which induced some pirates’ coming and inspired local landlord Squire Trelawney and local Dr. Livesey. Together, Squire Trelawney immediately planned to start a sailing boat to hunt for the treasure, with the help and assistance of Dr. Livesey and Jim.
Going to Bristol, Trelawney bought a schooner named Hispaniola, hired a Captain Smollett, and retained Silver, and a cook, then Silver helped Trelawney to hire the rest of his crewman. When they approached their destination, Jim crawled into the ship's apple barrel to get some apples. While inside, he overhears Silver talking secretly with some of the other crewmen. Silver admitted that he was Captain Flint's quartermaster and that several of the other crew were also once Flint's men, and planned to kill others. When they reach Treasure Island, the bulk of Silver's men went ashore immediately. Then Jim destroy the plot .Meanwhile, Trelawney, Livesey, and
their men overpowered the few pirates left aboard the Hispaniola. Eventually, Jim and others got the treasure and went back home. Even though I can’t take adventure with them on myself, but the upright appearance of Jim always appears in my mind and lingers on forever. Coming first is our Jim Hawkins, who is the narrator of this story. He is my favorite character, because from Jim, we can see almost all of the noble personalities of human nature: the braveness, the honesty, the kindness, the good faith, the justice, the curiosity and so on. Jim is always brave kind-hearted and gracious, especially he can defeat the pirates in any plot .He had more changes in characteristic. In the beginning of the novel, Jim is a timid boy. However, in the end of the novel, it was so incredible that Jim had become so matured. He conquered pirate with wit and wisdom, gained the big schooner and saved a lot of people. Although Jim is a child in age he had become an adult in character. During Jim’s growing process, Jim’s identity awareness gradually was increased and became rational. It’s obvious that Jim had an obvious boundary from pirates or crime. He defined himself a honest boy. For Jim his identity was more important than the pain in body. From that point .we can see that Jim was forming a kind of identity, confidence, and matured awareness which would play an important role in his development of life. So this is the character who is definitely the most admirable one. What’s more, the author successfully depicts him by writing the true psychology activities of a teenager. For example, the sentence “my curiosity, in a sense, was stronger than my fear, showing the real behavior of a young country lad with a keen eye for excitement and an urge for adventure.” There are reasons for Stevenson portrays the child as the perfect character. In my point of view, firstly, he wants to settle Jim as the model for youngsters. He wants the young to learn some good qualities of Jim, which will benefit them forever. Secondly, he wants to educate the adults by satirizing their evil personalities compared with Jim. We can say that the voyage is an impressive lesson taught not by words, but by
behaviors. The adults’ greed, their cruelty, their craft, is all caused by the “treasure”. So this is what Stevenson wants to tell us. That is, we should not be driven by money. The society calls for sincerity, kindness, and beauty. We can come to this conclusion , lightness can always scatter the darkness. From the story, we can find Jim’s bravery and wisdom scatter the darkness.If he was afraid or hesitated, maybe he would have died . Where there is evil,there is justice. Like most plots in novels, eventually lightness scatters the darkness, and makes a striking success . Overall, the novel is an inspiring story,we can learn something from the book and warn ourselves from time to time. I have admiring characters while I resent some character in this novel ,for example, Silver for representative's character, represented evil, they killed others for money, while they didn’t fell guilty for his guilt and went wilder. Then they decided to kill other persons, tending to control the sailing boat and seize money. why so many people are crazy about money or treasure? They can’t control their desire All in all, they discarded humanity and nature . And I think this book can still tell us something in such a realistic society where some people are chasing money without moral value. All in all, we should learn from Jim, especially his humanity , kindness ,braveness and curiosity which play essential roles in one’s personality . Hence be humanistic, and we should fill this world with humanity and kindness .Be brave, and bravery is the first step of success. Be curious, curiosity is the spring of discovery. Be strong , and we should enable us to have mighty strength which can lead to oue success. Therefore, be humanistic, be brave , be curious ,and be strong .