The following passage is from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness:
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“I went to work the next day, turning, so to speak, my back on that station.
In my last post on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, I looked at the language Marlow uses to describe the natives. Aside from the language, I think it’s also interesting to see how Marlow reacts to what he sees: That is, what does Marlow do when he sees the criminals in chains with their “deathlike indifference” (16) or when he encounters the sick and injured and starving “black shapes” (16)? 314 more words
Heart of Darkness. We have a history.
Not a particularly interesting history, though. I didn’t use the book to jam the pistons of a runaway steam train heading for a broken stretch of abyssal track, and it wasn’t cited – along with a ball gag, a stash of Peruvian porn and a severed finger – in my divorce hearing. 634 more words