Throughout many works of literature, a prominent theme has been "Good vs. Evil". Many authors base the plot of their novels around "good guys" fighting the "villain".Robert Louis Stevenson contrasts good and evil through many of the characters thathe creates.
In the story "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", Stevensoncontrasts the characters of Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde to further the theme "Good vs. Evil". This theme is common to many of Stevenson's other works. In TreasureIsland, Stevenson uses the character Long John Silver to bring out this identicalidea. Long John Silver in many ways can be viewed the classic villain. But, whilereading this novel, one must be aware of the many other facets of Silver'spersonality that bring out his good nature. In Treasure Island and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", Robert Louis Stevenson incorporates the theme "Good vs.
Evil" in both of these stories through the split personalities of both Long John Silver, and Dr. Jekyll.
Robert Louis Stevenson's theme of "Good vs. Evil" is prominent in the novel Treasure Island. This story begins by introducing the protagonist of the novel Jim Hawkins. Jim works at an inn, which his mother owns. An old buccaneer is staying there by the name of Billy Bones who possesses a mysterious sea chest, which many people seem to want. While he was staying at the inn, many people attempted to steal the chest from the buccaneer. Billy Bones is a very heavy drinker, which may have been the cause of his death while staying at the inn. After the death, Jim's curiosity for the old chest overwhelms him. Jim opens up the chest and finds to his pleasure an old treasure map. Jim immediately brings the map to Dr. Livesey, a...