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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


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


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


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


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

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The Horror of Darkness: A review of the novel 'Heart of Darkness"

In 1975, when Chinua Achebe accused Joseph Conrad as a ‘bloody racist’ and harshly deprecated the image of Africa as portrayed in the latter’s magnum opus ‘Heart of Darkness’, the litany of the controversies around the book got a little longer. 693 more words