We have biased ideas about historical pirates today, which is to put down to movies and literature base on fiction. Most people are influenced by the novel Treasure Island (by his perception of pirates) which Robert Luis Stevenson wrote in 1881 and Robert Newton filmed in 1950. Long John Silver is one of the main characters in this work. He walks on underarm crutch because he has only one leg. His second leg is substituted by a wooden prosthesis. His crutch is used as a weapon. He owns a talking parrot which often keeps him the company.
The piracy persisted to these days to a lesser but much more sophisticated extent. Today´s pirates operate chiefly at the coast of South America and Africa. They use machine guns and sail on fast boats. However, our romantic pictures about pirates still last.
Different pirates had different names. The buccaneers were pirates who operated in the Caribbean and attacked Spanish ports. The privateers were pirates who robbed absolutely legally. They had the commission from the highest to destroy every trade competitions. Henry Morgan was one of the best known and the most feared pirates in history. He lived in the 17th century. He was the buccaneer commander, later he was the rightful privateer and finally he became the governor of Jamaica.
In the popular culture, a typical pirate is noisy, cruel, aggressive, dirty and cheeky. He uses vulgarly language; most often fights with sober and has a wooden leg, a parrot on his shoulder, an eye patch, some torn clothes and a headscarf.
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