The Theme of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.


The theme of a book is the message, moral, or main point of the book.  Today I am going to be telling you about the theme of the book Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.  I hope you enjoy it!

Treasure Island is a pretty cool book by itself, but if you dig a little bit deeper, there is a moral to the story.  Personally, I think that the moral is to be smart with who you hang out with, and before you trust someone with anything important, get to know him or her well first. For instance, in the book, Doctor Livesley entrusted the choosing of the crew of the Hispaniola to Long John Silver, whom he had just met a few days before.  This was a huge mistake, because he went and hired all of his pirate buddies who helped him with the mutiny after they arrived at treasure island.  During the whole thing, before the mutiny Long John acted perfectly normal and good, but when they got onto the island, he became a dangerous person. He actually even murdered a few of the true members of the crew.

That is my take on the theme of Treasure Island. Have you read the book before? What did you think the moral was?  Let me know in the comments box!



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