by Jonathan Sonnier

Infused with action, Treasure Island is a great classic that still holds its own very well. It may be in modern times difficult to present this work due to violence in a children's book that shocks modern audiences. The fact that the protagonist Jim Hawkins must kill to survive maintains the tension and makes the book interesting, but creates problems for would be modern adaptations of the original intact work into a film for instance. While altering the work may make it palatable as a children's film to the entertainment industry, removal of violent elements for that purpose renders a great work mediocre. Fans of C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia who saw any of the films can attest to this.

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