A Summary Of A Hero's Journey Essay

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A very old sailor who calls himself "the captain" comes to a lodge at the Admiral Benbow Inn during the mid 1700s. The captain's name is Billy. He pays the innkeeper's son a few pennies to look out for seafaring men. A seafaring man shows up, frightening Billy into a stroke. When another seafaring man visits, Billy has one more stroke and dies. Jim and his mother (whose their father passed only a few days before) unlock the sea chest, finding some money, a journal, and a map. The local physician, Dr. Livesey, deduces that the map is of an island where the pirate Flint buried a vast treasure. The district squire, Trelawney, proposes into buying a ship to find the treasures on the map. Some weeks later, Trelawney looks for Jim and Livesey and introduces them to Long John Silver, a tavern-keeper whom he's hired as the ship's cook. They also meet Captain Smollett, who tells the fellow crew, that he doesn't like them nor…show more content…
After dark, he goes out and cuts the ship adrift. The two pirates on board, Hands and O'Brien, interrupt their drunken quarrel to run on deck, but the ship — with Jim's boat in her wake — is swept out to sea on the ebb tide. Exhausted, Jim falls asleep in the boat and wakens the next morning, bobbing along on the west coast of the island, carried by a northerly current. Eventually, he encounters the ship, which seems deserted, but getting on board, he finds O'Brien dead and Hands badly wounded. He and Hands agree that they will beach the ship at an inlet on the northern coast of the island. But as the ship is finally beached, Hands attempts to kill Jim, and Jim shoots and kills him. Then, after securing the ship as well as he can, he goes back ashore and heads for the stockade. Once there, in utter darkness, he enters the blockhouse — to be greeted by Silver and the remaining five mutineers, who have somehow taken over the stockade in his
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