Treasure Island


Discussion Questions

1. Discuss three or four points that Stevenson makes in foreshadowing the true nature of Long John Silver.

2. Why do you think Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim fail to seriously consider the fact that Silver’s charm may be a ruse?

3. Is Long John Silver a sympathetic or even likable character in spite of his treachery and duplicity? Why or why not?

4. Which character of the story do you think is the most heroic character? Why?

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