Study Guide

Treasure Island Characters

Jim Hawkins

Treasure Island is supposed to be a novel for boys. This is coming out of stodgy, Victorian...

Long John Silver

We think Long John Silver is the best part of this book. He's totally what we imagine a pirate...

Doctor Livesey

Doctor Livesey is the local medical man and judge in Jim's hometown back in England. He's also...

Squire Trelawney

Squire Trelawney is a local example of the landed gentry, or nobility, in Jim's hometown. His...

Captain Smollett

Captain Smollett is a stand-up guy, but he's also all about the discipline. The way he knows...

Ben Gunn

Ben Gunn is a marooned sailor Jim Hawkins finds on the island. He had been a part of Captain...

Abraham Gray

At a certain point, Long John Silver uses his parrot, Captain Flint, to teach Jim a moral lesson....

Billy Bones

Billy Bones is the hard-drinking, sea-chanty-singing pirate who first appears at the Admiral...

Tom Redruth, Richard Joyce, John Hunter, and Mr. Blandly

Three of Squire Trelawney's four named servants accompany him on his voyage to Treasure Island....

The Pirate Crew

According to Robert Louis Stevenson, pirating isn't just a job, it's a way of life. By which we...

Black Dog

Black Dog is the pale pirate, missing two fingers, who confronts Billy Bones at the Admiral...

Pew

Pew is the blind pirate who delivers the black spot – a summons to appear at a certain time...

Dirk and Johnny

These are two random pirates Pew calls for in confusion as he tries to escape the Admiral Benbow...

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan is chatting with Black Dog at the Spy-Glass pub when Jim first sees him. Jim believes...

Job Anderson

Job Anderson is the boatswain on board the ship, which means he's in charge of deck discipline....

Israel Hands

Israel Hands is the coxswain aboard the Hispaniola, and he also appears to be Long John Silver's...

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson is the youngest pirate. He's converted to the pirate cause by Long John Silver once...

O'Brien

O'Brien is the red-nightcap-wearing pirate who is part of the first attack on the good guys'...

George Merry

George Merry is one of Long John Silver's remaining pirates when Silver takes Jim hostage. He...

Jim Hawkins's Father and Mother

Jim's parents are honest innkeepers. Jim's father is dying at the start of the novel; he passes...

Mr. Arrow

Mr. Arrow is one of those little signs we get that all is not right on board the Hispaniola...

Tom and Alan

In case you had any lingering feelings that Long John Silver talks a more violent game than he...

Mr. Dance

Mr. Dance is the leader of the armed group of tax collectors who chase away the half-dozen...