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Whatever Conrad's problems were, you might say he is now safely dead. Quite true. Unfortunately his heart of darkness plagues us still. Which is why an offensive and deplorable book can be described by a serious scholar as "among the half dozen greatest short novels in the English language." And why it is today the most commonly prescribed novel in twentieth-century literature courses in English Departments of American universities.

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aEKurtz is definitely a disturbing symbol in Heart of Darkness, embodying the gloom, the despair, the "impenetrable darkness" of the unknown jungle, the darkness inherent in all men"s hearts but he does not dominate the novel. It is Marlow"s perception, his ever changing understanding of the darkness and its many elements from afar and up close, that fills the novel, creates its many layers. ... The symbols becoming a vehicle that carries us, the audience, from stop to stop, Marlow"s journey becoming an evaluation of the darkness contained inside the hearts of mankind. ... This "Heart ...


Literary Criticisms in Relation to Heart of Darkness

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Heart of Darkness: Ignorance and RacismJoseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, "Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain" (Achebe 252). Yet, despite Conrad's great story tel...