Heart of Darkness

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The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness. As the peak of European Imperialism, steamboat captain Charles Marlow travels deep into the African Congo on his way to relieve the elusive Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader renowned for his fearsome reputation. On his journey into the unknown Marlow takes a terrifying trip into his own subconscious, overwhelmed by his menacing, perilous and horrifying surroundings. The landscape and the people he meets force him to reflect on human nature and society, and in turn Conrad writes revealingly about hypocrisy, morality and the dangers of imperialism. "Heart of Darkness" is an eminent instance of the literary evocation of evil, and we can see how it might be regarded as a representation of the concept of original sin in fresh and secular terms. —T. S. Eliot The heavy hypnotic style [of "Heart of Darkness"] falls around me again, and I am aware of the poverty of my own. —Graham Greene One of my favorite books. —William Faulkner Conrad endeavored to create a great, massive, multiphase symbol that would render his total vision of the world, his sense of individual destiny, his sense of man's place in nature, his sense of history and society. —Robert Penn Warren

Determined to get his best friend back, he sets out in his spaceship to retrieve him from the alien Darklands to where ... Darkness shows up in both literal and figurative ways in Conrad's Heart of Darkness.There is the literal darkness, such as the darkness of the night as the men sail out of the Thames, which grows ... Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey. With Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott.

The Heart of Darkness is the heart shaped eldritch core of the Earth and responsible for the insanity of the Ancestor and all the monsters and horrors plaguing the land. It feasts on the failures of the Ancestor's heirs and their mercenaries so that it may one day fully awaken and break ... Heart of Darkness study guide contains a biography of Joseph Conrad, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Heart of Darkness is all about duality. Heart of Darkness is set right after the Scramble for Africa, the period of the late nineteenth century when imperial powers sliced up and doled out Africa like some particularly delicious—and ivory-rich—birthday cake.