The Three Treasures Action, adventure, and treasure seeking are all characteristics of the three books that can be compared. Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, and Hidden Treasure of Glaston (HTOG) by Eleanore M. Jewett are all treasure seeking books that can be compared. They all possess many different things that make them quite different. All three books are based around characters on a quest, big or small. They are on the hunt for treasure! Many die, yet many fight through and get what they are seeking. In the end, the treasure is what they are after. The three treasures vary in origin, symbolic meaning, and motivation of who is seeking them. The origin of all three treasures are unique for very different reasons. In Treasure Island the treasure, which was thousands of dollars of coins and silver, is originally there from an infamous pirate named Capt’n Flint. He had buried it there after stealing it off of many other ships. In comparison, the Dwarves’ treasure, gold and jewels, since it was also stolen in The Hobbit, but by an evil dragon named Smaug. Similarly in these two books the treasure was stolen, but in HTOG that was not the case. In HTOG the treasure, The Holy Grail, had originated from the last supper when Jesus drank from the cup. HTOG originated much differently. How the treasures originated also has a key role in what their symbolic meaning is. The symbolic meaning behind each treasure is very interesting, yet goes along very well with the story line. HTOG is a book that is very religiously written, that also is the symbolic meaning behind the treasure. The Holy Grail symbolizes the power to heal. For example it healed Hugh, who had a crippled leg, when he encountered it. The coins and jewels in Treasure Island symbolize greed and rivalry amongst the devious pirates. In The Hobbit the gold and jewels represents meaning from the heart, because all that was stolen was from the Dwarves’ home. They are all unique. Yet, all the meanings behind the treasures play such a huge role in the stories. Interestingly the meanings behind the treasures wouldn’t be there, in two of the books, where without the characters that are seeking them. The motivation behind who is seeking the treasure is the whole reason these treasure books exists. For example, in The…
A Cherished Treasure
Mother was the daughter of a renowned antiquarian. When she married father, she brought along a large trunk. I liked to ride that trunk as if I was riding a horse in my childhood. Mother never opened that trunk. A heavy copper lock was always guarding the opening of the trunk. Filled with curiosity, I once asked that what it was inside. Mother smiled but did not answer.
Not till that day did she finally opened the trunk. Father was a well-to-do businessman. He lost his company…
Krystle Barnes September 27, 2010
Title of Book: Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
The story of Treasure Island is told by a young boy by the name of Jim Hawkins. Jim’s parents ran an inn called the Admiral Benbow and Jim’s story begins when an old sea captain comes to stay at the inn. The captain does not want anyone to know where he is and Jim’s adventure begins when a blind man comes looking for the captain and the captain is so frightened he gets sick and die. The captain…
Three dots, three million meanings…
How could one possibly write anything remotely interesting on punctuation, something so ancient and dull? In what way could one talk about common “scribbles” subconsciously placed in between words? Now, that my friend is the question…
Posing this question over and over in my head made me realize something. Whether we like it or not, periods, commas, question marks take a huge place in our lives. You may not be aware of this but a period…
Three Branches of Government
There are three branches of government. The branches were created to equally share power and authority to the American citizens. Other than give all the power just to one branch and act like a dictatorship.
The purpose of the Executive branch ran by the President is to execute, enforce and administer the laws that congress passes. The President also acts as a commander in chief of the armed forces. On the other hand the President’s ability to wage war…
In the novel Treasure Island, Stevenson creates an adventure that allows a young boy to mature and in many ways become a hero. He must embark on a dangerous quest to find a treasure that has been lost for over two decades. In his novel, Treasure Island, Stevenson explores the universal them of a young boy coming of age. As Jim Hawkins often follows his instincts instead of the rules enabling him to survive and eventually stop the pirates from killing the crew and taking the treasure, he matures…
The Three Basic Environments
There are three basic types of environments. They are all made to make business successful and they all have the same common goal to succeed and make profits. Once you understand the basics of these three environments is sole proprietorship, general partnership and corporation you will be at a great advantage in the business world.
The Three Basic Environments
Learning the three basic environments will be essential…
My Book Review about Treasure Island
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Traditionally regarded as a “Coming of Age” story, Treasure Island is a first rate adventure novel that has enchanted generations of readers since it was first published in 1883.
The story begins when a young teenage boy lives and runs the Admiral Benbow Inn (Just off the coast of Bristol) with his mother, it was very quiet and they had very few lodgers but they managed, though one day an old seaman going by the name of Billy Bones…
University of Phoenix
Week Three Quiz
Directions: Based on your readings and discussions in class this week, select the best answer. Utilize the Text Highlight feature or Bold your response.
1. Which of the following is not an effective way to think about money?
a. Live below your means but within your needs.
b. Only purchase needs, not wants.
c. Financial freedom requires making a lot of money.
d. Pay yourself first.
2. The best place for your emergency savings fund is
a. in a liquid account…
Three types of love: eros, philos and agape.
Love is a concept that one can explain with many different words. It is very easy to tell the definition of love but difficult to live in the real life. Love is something that is intrinsically in our nature. One can definite love, but one cannot dictate how, when and where love expresses itself. Plato, an old Greek philosopher describes three types of love in his book the Banquet. All of these classifications of love do happen in the human world, although…