Silver: Return to Treasure Island Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the theme of coming of age in the novel "Silver: Return to Treasure Island" by Andrew Motion. What is coming of age? What does it involve? Which characters does it primarily affect in the novel? How do these characters come of age? How do they improve? Are these changes for the better? Why or why not?

What reasons does Long John Silver give for wanting Jim and Natty to return to Treasure Island? Does he give any reasons at all? Do you think that Long John Silver has ulterior motives? Why or why not?

Discuss the theme of friendship in the novel "Silver: Return to Treasure Island" by Andrew Motion. What is friendship? Among whom does friendship appear in the novel? What are the consequences of these friendships? Are they are positive or negative consequences?

At the beginning of the novel, why does...

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