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Analysis of Chapter 28 at Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island Essay

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'Treasure Island' was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published in 1883, although it previously appeared in children's magazine 'Young Folks' between 1881 and 1882 under the name of 'The Sea Cook' but it was later changed to 'Treasure Island'. The novel is split in to five parts-I will analyze chapter twenty eight, so it's the first chapter of the last part of the novel known as 'Silver'Silver and Gold would be the principal character in this chapter. While analyzing this chapter I need to check out its contribution to the narrative as a whole, the messages and themes in this chapter. In addition, I need to look in Stevenson's craft: to look at the devices he uses to make his narrative exciting and interesting. I will strip the chapter right down to the bare flesh and analyze every inch. Chapter twenty-five, like nearly all the publication is written as a first person narrative, retrospectively which makes the narration more intriguing because Jim could comment on his activities with the benefit of hindsight. Dr Livesey narrates for chapters sixteen, seventeen and eighteen. This is only because Jim is ashore at this point and would not be able to recount the activity on board the boat. Stevenson established Jim since the narrator this enables to have a personal relationship with him, allowing us to better understand and sympathise with him as a personality. Robert Louis Stevenson has spelt phonetically that adds to the vividness of their characters because it reads how the beams would seem, and so it gets the book come alive and therefore consequently making the plot more exciting. Stevenson writes with a detailed understanding of climatic conditions and pirate code, as yet another illustration of this is when Silver says 'as for the schooner', Stevenson also understood about the pirate code that says 'Eve...

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