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by Joseph Conrad

A novella, Heart of Darkness is Joseph Conrad’s most famous work and a foundational text on the subject of colonialism. Heart of Darkness is based in part on a trip that Conrad took through modern-day Congo during his years as a sailor. He captained a ship that sailed down the Congo River. Conrad…

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Posted By andip #385916 at Sep 08, 2014 5:18 PM

Marlow asserts, “The mind of man is capable of anything.” How does Kurtz’s life and actions reflect this? Identify some of the main reasons why Marlow believes what he says.

Marlow asserts, “The mind of man is capable of anything.” How does Kurtz’s life and actions reflect this? Identify some of the main reasons why Marlow believes what he says.

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Posted By andip #385916 at Sep 08, 2014 5:16 PM

3. Marlow often recounts sights he viewed through binoculars. Does this technique provide Conrad with any benefits in telling Marlow’s story? How do the binoculars change Marlow’s’ perspective of the events?

3. Marlow often recounts sights he viewed through binoculars. Does this technique provide Conrad with any benefits in telling Marlow’s story? How do the binoculars change Marlow’s’ perspective of the events?

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Posted By gia b #385823 at Sep 08, 2014 7:25 AM

What is shocking about Kurtz’ house?

In context: In this part, Marlow finally arrives at the Inner Station. How does Marlow interpret the decorations? What does it remind him of?

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Posted By gia b #385823 at Sep 08, 2014 7:27 AM

What is the significance of his lie to her?

In context: The story ends with Marlow’s meeting with Kurtz’s “Intended”.

Heart of Darkness | Answers: 3