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Question of saranou (10.26.2015): Why have pirates become heroes of novels and movies?
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s (1850-1894) masterpiece novel Treasure Island opened the door to many novels and several movie adaptations. The universe of pirates in R.L. Stevenson’s novel is superbly described:
- treasure hunting in a cursed island wet and stuffy atmosphere,
- bloodthirsty pirates,
- the hero’s courage,
the mysterious Long John Silver...
This universe has inspired many novelists, archaeologists, and filmmakers who changed the image of the terrible pirate to the hero of the seven seas!