Andrew Motion Writing Styles in Silver: Return to Treasure Island

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Point of View

Andrew Motion tells his novel "Silver: Return to Treasure Island" in the first-person perspective of the protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Since the novel is an account of Jim's adventures on Treasure Island, and in many ways a tribute to Robert Louis Stevenson's original novel, the first-person perspective works perfectly for the novel. The first-person point of view allows the narrator to make personal and emotional connections with the narrator.

Setting

Andrew Motion sets his novel "Silver: Return to Treasure Island" primarily on Treasure Island, a fantasy island somewhere in the Caribbean, near the coast of Spanish America. This is done for at least two primary reasons. The first is that the novel is about a return to Treasure Island -and Treasure Island is therefore the only place capable of being returned to. The second is that Treasure Island is the setting of Robert Louis Stevenson's original novel...

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