The Theme of Kidnapped

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Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson, has delighted readers for generations with
its exhilarating adventure, rich action, and complex characterization. Kidnapped is the
story of young David Balfour, an orphan, whose uncle Ebenezer cheats him out of his
inheritance and makes plans to have him kidnapped and sold into slavery. David's Uncle
Ebenezer is a very money hungry man as are many of the other people David encounters
on his journey. Many of the people David encounters on his journey including Uncle
Ebenezer, Captain Hoseason and his crew, David'sfirst guide to Torosay,and even
David's close companion, Alan Stewart, all have greedy intentions at times. They act
innocent atfirst, and even if they are, they can't help trying to get the best of David to
obtain more money. One of the themes in Stevenson's Kidnapped is that often people go
to extremes to satisfy their greed for money.
In the beginning of the novel, David Balfour is traveling to the house of Shaws to
give his Uncle Ebenezer Balfour a note from his deceased father. The note tells Ebenezer
it is the time to give David his rightful share of the estate left to Ebenezer. Ebenezer told
David the money was intact, but it was in a chest at the top of a stair-tower at the far end
of the house. David crawled up the dark stairs and as he was reaching what he thought
was the top, he realized that the stairs went up no farther. There was a huge drop down.
David was so angry, because his own uncle had tried to kill him just to keep his share of
the money. When Ebenezer's plan didn't work, he realized he had to do something else.
Ebenezer arranged to have David kidnapped by Captain Hoseason and his crew and to
have him sold into slavery in the Carolinas. Ebenezer Balfour went to all of the trouble of
trying to kill and have kidnapped his only nephew, just to indulge his greedy desires.
Ebenezer paid…