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Heart of Darkness & Social Expectations

darkest impulses are given free reign. Through the eyes of Marlow, Conrad makes it clear that Kurtzs nineteenth century notions of...

Color Symbolism in "Heart of Darkness"

"color meaning" website lists exactly these same colors: red, blue, green, orange and purple, plus black and white, as the ones it...

“Other” in Shakespeare’s Othello and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

to be successful. Iago does seem to make an impact on Roderigo at one point, however, when Roderigo claims imagines Desdemona and ...

Colonization and Self-Discovery: Shakespeare and Conrad

without power, who plays the role of the colonizer. He is a teacher and a controller of the story itself, thus he serves as a symb...

Heart of Darkness: Duality

understanding that perhaps all humanity possesses this inherently dark nature. In one excerpt from the novel one can see this st...

English Literature and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

an employee of the Company who has become erratic, and bring him home. In so doing, Marlow has to face his own "heart of darkness"...

Kurtz as a Universal Conrad Character

making of an immense success" (Conrad Chapter III p. NA). Marlow could not deny such facts he really had no knowledge of, and yet ...

Joseph Conrad's Writings and Natural Africa's Role

to cultures outside of our own is limited at best. The average American will probably not ever venture off her shores. Often, the ...

Monster's Creation in the Writings of Joseph Conrad and Mary Shelley

so moved by the portrayal of Adam that he begins to identify with Adam. Like Adam at the beginning of creation, he, too, is lonely...

Good and Bad of Human Nature as Portrayed in Literature

Swift, "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, and "Heart of Darkness" by William Conrad. Gullivers Travels "Gullivers Travels" is a b...

Literature Considerations of Global Issues

the dream-sensation, the co-mingling of absurdity, surprise and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt". Conrad urges hi...

Condemnation of Imperialism in Heart of Darkness

Conrads Heart of Darkness, the main character Charles Marlow relates his story of being a captain of a Congo steamer. In this fram...

Heart of Darkness

this one sees that within the interior of Africa, or as Marlow moves into the interior there are signs of what Imperialism has don...

Heart of Darkness/Imperialism

that characterized European imperialism in the late nineteenth century. Both Marlow, the narrator of the story, and Kurtz their in...

Shame in Between Tides by V.Y. Mudimbe and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

This research paper contrasts and compares how shame is used in these African novels in ten pages. Four sources are cited in the ...

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Challenges and Problems

In five pages this paper examines the problems and challenges associated with women's roles within the context of Achebe's novel. ...

Title and Historical Content of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

and his titles. He is part of the society, and like any good leader or member, he finds that he must make personal sacrifices in o...

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe from a Postcolonial Perspective

mans. He is unable to adjust to this changing social, political and legal climate, effectively rendering him weak to the oppressi...

Historical Accuracy of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

out of his clan like a fish onto a dry sandy beach, panting" (Achebe 92). In other words, the women would reiterate what the prove...

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe from a Sociological Perspective

In five pages this research paper examines several sociological concepts relevant to this 1959 novel including British coloniali...

Okonkwo and the Minor Characters in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

it was meant to preserve" (Achebe 33). Ezeudus point is that customs do change and that the practice was consciously altered by th...

Igbo Culture, the British, and Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

of hot yam which its mother puts in its palm" (Achebe 47). In other words, Achebe portrayal of African culture has more nuance t...

Tragically Flawed Heroes in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

This paper contrasts and compares the tragic flaws of Achebe and Sophocles' protagonists in 5 pages. There are no other sources l...

Imperialism & Conrad's Heart of Darkness

complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves" (Bowers 91). Marlow is discouraged by other Europeans who work for the enigm...

Contrast and Comparison of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now

conflict in both "Heart of Darkness" and "Apocalypse Now." In the book, it occurs between the main characters. In the movie, it ...

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Symbolism

In five pages this paper analyzes Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad in terms of the author's employment of dual symbolism. There...

Comparison of the Characters Featured in Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

In six pages this paper compares the development of characters and 3rd person narrator uses in these novels by Gustave Flaubert an...

Comparative Analysis of Francis Ford Coppola's Film Apocalypse Now and Joseph Conrad's Novel Heart of Darkness

Development in the Book and the Movie Marlow and Willard each see themselves as men of action. Both believe themselves to b...

Madness in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

of this mad ivory merchant, Kurtz; as part of his piloting job, he travels deep into the heart of the jungle with the idea of find...

Comparative Analysis of Francis Ford Coppola's Film Apocalypse Now and Joseph Conrad's Novel Heart of Darkness

appears to be an observer in many ways, merely retelling a tale, Willard is a man who is driven by some uncontrollable force. It i...