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Heart of Darkness: Marlow's State of Mind

Two deaths – one real, one imagined – significantly impact Marlow and his state of mind in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.  The real death is that of the helmsman, who is speared directly in front of Marlow during an attack on the steamship; the imagined death is that of Kurtz, whom Marlow assumes is now also dead. 537 more words

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The Earliest Beginnings of the World

As Marlow in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness travels up the Congo River, he says that “Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings” (33). 519 more words

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Dialectics

Let’s face it, nuance went out with the rise of cable news.  Not only do politicians not reach across the aisle to seek compromises, but they essentially don’t associate with members of the other parties.   576 more words

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Power and helplessness

Why does Kurtz steal the Russian adventurer’s small bundle of ivory? Because he can. He’ll kill the Russian fellow. There is no law to stop him. 251 more words

Faith

The Unraveling of Kurtz: A Psychological Examination of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness Antagonist

Abstract: This paper will examine the presentation and degeneration of the antagonist Kurtz in Joseph Conrad’s 1902 novel Heart of Darkness. By comparing the behavior of the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment participants and the 2003 Abu Ghraib prison guards with that of Kurtz, I will explore the notion of situational attribution while incorporating relevant psychological theories, such as Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic concept of the “id” and Eleanor Rosch’s prototype theory. 2,609 more words

It's (for) Lit

7. 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad

I was introduced to the books of Joseph Conrad in an undergraduate English course I took several years ago. It was entirely self-paced, and my only requirements were to read three novels and schedule a meeting with my instructor following the completion of each one. 380 more words

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JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924)

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. – http://www.bestquotes.com http://www.telegraph.co.uk

BIOGRAPHY

Conrad was born in Poland and his real name was Teodor Jozef Konrad Nolesz Korzenioski.

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