Kamal Narouz. Robert Louis Stevenson. Biography . born on November 12th, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and a travel writer.
Robert Louis Stevenson uses many literary devices in his novels. One of the most effective and outstanding literary device that he uses is characterization. “Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of the character” (Elements of Literature 1191). Stevenson uses both direct and indirect characterization in his novels. Also, in both novels discussed above, the main characters, Jim and Davie, are dynamic characters. “A dynamic character changes in some important way as a result of the story’s actions” (Elements of Literature 1191). Stevenson uses characterization to reveal the main characters' personality in both novels, He also uses it to emphasize the change that the character go through throughput the story.