Heart of Darkness

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Section-by-Section Analysis

These questions ask you to investigate how the events of the narrative unfold to paint a damning and incisive critique of the horrors of European imperialism. How does Conrad configure the "heart of darkness," and what does he suggest about the changes it will wreak — both on the natives and the colonizers?

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Section II

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Section III

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General Analysis

The Polish-born Joseph Conrad famously did not master spoken English until his mid-twenties, yet his finest work is written in his second language. These questions invite you to consider the nuances of his language — particularly as they illuminate his ideological problems with his adopted homeland of England and construct a fluid but stark narrative that invites the reader to contemplate the ever-reverberating bloody legacies of colonialism.

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Social-Historical Context

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Literary Devices

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Character Analysis

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Themes and Motifs

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Madness

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Dehumanization

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