Class 12 Compulsory English
Section: Two Literature
The Treasure in the Forest by H.G.Wells
Summary of The Treasure in the Forest by H.G.Wells
It is an adventure story of two characters : Evans and Hooker. The story is about two English men’s search for Spanish treasure. They are victim of their inner greed and selfishness. The story shows the negative sides of human desire for quick progress in life. It shows human greed the and power. They the negative sides. Two English men take risks to be rich. But they were killed because of their greed and unfamiliar wilderness .
Two Englishmen got an information about gold on an island. They kill a Chinese man to get the map to reach the location. They use a canoe to reach the island. After a long journey, they arrived to their destination. They were afraid of the new location. They started to load the golds to take with them. But Evan’s arm start to ache. He fainted there. Before During his aching, Evans warned him to run from there. But Hooker continued packing the gold. At last, both of them died. In fact, Chang hi(Chinese Man) had used poison to cover the gold.
Theme: The story presents the theme of human greed. Human beings are driven by their inner greed. All people want quick change in their life. As a result, it destroys their life. Two Englishmen lost their life because of their greed for the treasure.