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Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Who is the narrator of the story?

To what clan does Alan Breck belong?

Who is David's father?

What does Captain Hoseason intend to do to David?

What is the name of the leader of the Stewart clan?

What is the name of Captain Hoseason's ship?

Who is the oldest?

Who does Mr. Shuan kill?

Who is David's lawyer?

What does Alan give David in appreciation of his courage after the battle of the Round-House?

What famous historical person does Alan duel with on the bagpipes?

What city does Ebenezer Balfour live near?

What is the name of Ebenezer's house?

Which is Alan Breck's homeland?

Which is Captain Hoseason's original cabin boy in the novel?

What clan did the real killer of Colin Campbell of Glenure come from?

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Vengeance or Loyalty? It depends on your point of view!

by English-Lit-Major, August 20, 2013

"To them, vengeance is a code of ethics that is acceptable."

This seems all wrong to me!

Stevenson takes a very sympathetic approach with the Highlanders. He wants us to LIKE them. He would not have considered vengeance an acceptable code of ethics, so he would not have meant for us to view the Highlanders as a vengeful people. There is something missing in this Sparknotes interpretation.

Considering the historical context, we know the Highlanders considered the English Whigs to be USURPERS. Therefore, they did not v... Read more

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