Forgot your password?  

Writing Techniques in Treasure Island

This Study Guide consists of approximately 43 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Treasure Island.
This section contains 229 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Treasure Island Study Guide

Techniques

The most notable strategy employed by Stevenson in this novel is the use of the "naive narrator" for most of the text. Jim Hawkins is young, impressionable, and human, but he is not stupid. Thus, he tells the story in a lively, relatively simple manner. This effect makes the perhaps excessively dramatic events in the plot more believable. Some of the plot is related by Dr. Livesy (those events which Jim could not witness), and it is to Stevenson's credit that these passages are written in a style befitting an older, more sophisticated speaker.

While the principal appeal of the book has always been its story line, Stevenson's evocation of setting, whether at the Admiral Benbow Inn and its environs, the good ship Hispaniola, or the island itself, is remarkable.

Many readers may be familiar with the fact that the origin of the story was a map that Stevenson...

(read more from the Techniques section)

This section contains 229 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Treasure Island Study Guide
Copyrights
Treasure Island from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook