Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The scene in which they find Hyde is very descriptive and detailed. It allows the reader to really enjoy the climax and pray that realization finally dawns on Utterson. However, Utterson cannot see the truth that is in front of him. Nevertheless, Stevenson uses this chapter to emphasize just how far away from the truth Utterson remains, extending almost to the point of absurdity. This is a commonality in many such stories that include an investigator.
Treasure Island is not a book with a message; instead, it is an adventure tale, pure and except for the character of its great antagonist, John Silver simple. Yet like some other adventure tales, Stevenson's classic novel has as its central theme one of the oldest and most universal stories. Like the folktales of young men and women who leave their homes to seek their fortunes, the myth of Jason embarking to bring home the dragon-guarded Golden Fleece, the story of Odysseus on his hazard-filled journey back to Ithaca from Troy and the concurrent journey of his son, Telemachus, searching for his father , and the medieval romance of Perceval seeking the Grail, Treasure Island is the story of a quest. Treasure Island has an assortment of ingredients common to quest stories.
The publication of Treasure Island marked the beginning of Stevenson's reputation as a writer worth reading. By the end of the nineteenth century, Stevenson enjoyed what William B. Jones Jr. His contemporaries and fellow British authors, such as Virginia Woolf, often belittled his work, accusing Stevenson of not challenging himself with serious topics. Despite this, Jones writes, "Stevenson actually never lost his popularity with readers, as the countless editions and numerous film versions of Treasure Island and Dr.
In this affectionate response to William Hazlitt's essay "On Going a Journey," Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson describes the pleasures of an idle walk in the country and the even finer pleasures that come afterward--sitting by a fire enjoying "trips into the Land of Thought. Stevenson was a famous author during his life and has remained an important part of the literary canon. This essay highlights his lesser-known skills as a travel writer. There are many ways of seeing landscape quite as good; and none more vivid, in spite of canting dilettantes, than from a railway train. But landscape on a walking tour is quite accessory.