Essay on Joseph Conrad: An Innovator in British Literature

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Joseph Conrad: An Innovator in British Literature


Joseph Conrad’s innovative literature is influenced by his experiences in traveling to foreign countries around the world. Conrad’s literature consists of the various styles of techniques he uses to display his well-recognized work as British literature. "His prose style, varying from eloquently sensuous to bare and astringent, keeps the reader in constant touch with a mature, truth-seeking, creative mind" (Hutchinson 1). Conrad’s novels are basically based on having both a psychological and sociological plot within them. This is why Conrad’s work carries its own uniqueness from other novels when being compared to his.



Examples of Conrad’s literature include novels
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The reason for adding metaphors is because Conrad attempts to locate the contrasted parts of human nature by lavishing it with an intensely fierce characteristic. Successfully, Conrad accomplishes this attempt, but the primary similarity between the Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim is that both novels "place men in extreme situations far from their European homes" (Hutchinson 1), which will give this type of literature a nostalgic atmosphere as the reader may realize. As stated before, not much information is taken upon the novel Lord Jim, but this novel is mainly used to compare similarities with the novel Heart of Darkness, since they are much alike in a number of ways. As for the novel The Secret Agent, it is basically based on an actual event in a bombing attempt against the Greenwich Observatory located at Greenwich, London. The novel seems to be a satire for a good portion, but the plot of the story turns dark when it involves the conspiracy against the anarchists (Hamblin 3). In short, we realize that Conrad’s ideas and concepts are derived from intending to renew the readers with a figure reflection of the unorganized world that is viewed by Conrad himself (Dintenfass 5). Conrad’s concept is taken up with some religion in all his novels, since it is a way of observing the way Conrad revives the dark…