The Theme Of Victorian Boyhood In Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island

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One of the famous adventure books, Treasure Island, is about the adventure story that is based on the boy who has the idea of Victorian Boyhood. Victorian boyhood is the idea that appears from the boys who do not want to grow up. The author of Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, wants to show that people have a natural process to grow up physically, but they have to mentally develop as well to fully become mature as a responsible adult. Children basically do not wish to become adults, who have to take over all the responsibilities and does not have their own free, because when children take over it, they will get much pressure in their life and their own free will gone. Beside Treasure Island, Peter pan, written by J. M. Barrie, is another great example of the Victorian Boyhood idea. From Peter pan,…show more content…
If he becomes an adult in the life, he thought his own free will disappear or decrease more quickly than other children. “In the end, she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.” (Barrie 199) He has his own thought that if the children grow up in the life, their own free will disappear more quickly, so he does not want to grow up for his own free. According to Treasure Island, “The night passed, and the next day, after dinner, Redruth and I were afoot again and on the board. I said good-bye to Mother and the cove where I had lived since I was born.” (93) This quote shows that Victorian Boyhood idea appears to Jim. The books, that mention about Victorian Boyhood, does not say about the specific age of characters because the authors want to make

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