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treasure island

My favorite character in Treasure Island is captain Long John Silver. This character
really stood out to me. The reason being that he was a very respected and or feared pirate among
everyone that knew him. He had a very complex personality, atfirst he seemed to be the kindest
person is the whole book, but later he really reveals what he is capable of and you soon learn it is
Long John Silver is a very hard man to understand. It's very hard to even describe him. He
could be very friendly and nice, which he looked like. He had lost his leg above the knee so he
hobbled around on a crutch, which he could move around remarkably good, he dressed in your
average seamen clothes, thick sea cloth pants with a button up shirt and a tri-corner hat with the
only one he trusted perched on his shoulder, his parrot he named Captain Flint. He really looked
to be a friendly old man. But he was much more than he appeared, he was evil enough to kill
someone for looking at him wrong. And if you met someone like him on the street, you would
never think he could do the things he did. And yet his fellow mates gave him more respect then
the Captain Smollett or anyone else, I believe much of it came from fear though, if you weren't a
close friend of his you could have much to fear from him.
First of all, this pirate changes from a proud captain, to a beggar. When the real captain
(Captain Smollett) hires Long John Silver as the ship's cook he seems very kind and respectful, in
fact he even picks the hole crew for the Hispaniola (later to his advantage he finds out). When
Jim Hawkins meets him he treats Jim as his he was his own grandson, and shares his stories and
experiences with him, which is usually uncommon for a pirate to be so kind, he tells Jim he
reminds him of himself as a young lad. In fact Long John owns a pub in Bristol, England, and he
sees a man run out the door with out paying for his…

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