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explicitly cite the pirates’ rules, but the story Cleveland tells Minna indicates that both his election as captain and his marooning were the result of such principles. In Treasure Island , in comparison, the possibility to depose the captain occupies a central place in the narrative. Stevenson further

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never really work out as planned, and he persistently ends up as a prisoner, locked in a cell or the brig of a ship, marooned on a lonely island, or on the gallows. James Berardinelli therefore argues that “Cap’n Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is a pirate who’s infamous for his ineptitude” (Rev. of PotC

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increase when he believes to have caused the death of Francisco, the son of his wife, as well. When he discovers that Francisco has survived having been marooned by the first mate, Cain is overjoyed, and this event marks the turning point in his career. Remarkably, exactly at the moment of his

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Barbossa’s little monkey stealing one of the cursed coins and thus highlights that the supernatural has not been safely banned. The fourth instalment suggests that the marooned Angelica might have the knowledge to use the voodoo puppet of Jack to take revenge on him. The post-credit scene of the fifth

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