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Comparison and commentary on themes in Treasure Island compared to Crescent Island

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Crescent Island It was a cold night and the moonlight could not penetrate the thick mist, which covered this mysterious part of the sea. I have no idea why we had such fate, we had just completed a long journey of trade, and everything seemed to be going just fine when suddenly wind blew wildly and a mighty storm followed which blew us off course, by the time the storm subsided it was night time and we were lost. "Johnny" cried Captain Blewit, "take the lookout position", it was my turn now to be the lookout. My agitation at our situation prevented me from sleep and so I was exhausted. However I climbed the mast and took up the binocular. What was the point? I asked myself after some time of looking through the binocular; there can't be anything in this isolated place. I gradually dozed off... In this same part of the sea, a dark ship with the Jolly Roger painted on the sail moved forward menacingly. "Captain!" shouted a crew member, "our scout vessels have sighted a merchant ship at 9 O'clock" the Captain of that ship, an enormous man who wore a red cloak, had a iron hook ...read more.


Once we opened it I could not believe my eyes, the chest was full of silver and gold as well as rubies and diamonds. We were on our way out of the cave with sacks full of treasure when we heard the click of a pistol followed by a deep breath, a gun was pointed at Andrew's head, "hand it over nice and slow" the voice of Captain Blewit commanded. Andrew slowly and reluctantly handed over his bag, "you do know that this treasure belongs to "The Red Death", don't you?" Blewit replied, "The blame will lie on you". He took the sack from Andrew and pointed the gun at me, "hand it over," he snarled. Andrew stealthily edged behind him; Blewit sensed this movement and turned around firing a bullet at Andrew, missing, before Blewit could react Andrew struck him on the head, knocking him out cold. With that we left one sack by his body to fool the pirates into thinking that Blewit stole the treasure and to prevent them from pursuing us. We returned to England via a passing ship whose attention we attracted by lighting a fire. ...read more.


for failure suggesting that this character is a failed one, Blewit did indeed fail in every respect as he first abandoned his crew due to cowardice and then attempted to steal from them. The story of "Crescent Island" was aimed at delivering a short but satisfying story, which would entertain the reader as well as a story that could immediately be associated with the pirate genre, especially infamous stories from this genre such as "Treasure Island". This was achieved by adopting many of the features of books from the pirate genre. The pirate genre is a timeless genre, a modern pirate book will be very similar to one from the nineteenth century as the image of pirates has changed very little in the last two-hundred years or so, that is the image of lawless and vicious criminals who nevertheless experience great adventure and romance and in turn gain vast amounts of riches. This commentary has given me more experience in exploring as well as commenting on texts, it has also improved my ability to identify certain features of a certain genre and to comment fully on the style, narrative, the type's of imagery used and character development. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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