Essay about Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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Asking the right questions is indeed an art form . It is however an even bigger burden to try to answer from an analytical presepective these subjective questions which inspire answers and explanations to the ultimate “why” and “how” . As readers we are obligated to carry with us an open mind, an analytical eye and room for suggestive arguments when trying to dissect a piece of writing. Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness offers the perfect platform for interpretation. With a dozen shades of foggy gray's, the short story is begging for a set of eyes that can see it through. Without proceeding too far into the novella, one can draw out a great deal of analytical suggestions as to what the title itself implies. The word Darkness…show more content…
It is a critics moral obligation to remain rational and objective. Above all to consider all possible implications from every page, every paragraph, every line. Conrad's Heart of Darkness stimulates the readers by diverging them from a naïve frame of thinking to a brute reality. Imagery, symbolism, character analysis and stylystic writing serve to highlight his journey into the dark and mysterious African jungle and gives us an introspective view of the darkness of the human soul. Reality, strikes in Joseph Conrad's “Heart of Darkness”, through the three dimentional depth of its characters. It offers directness to anyone interested in facing darkness around and perhaps darkness within them. The concept of an individual comparing oneself to another individual becomes the root of all evil. In the book Darkness is intended to represent the mysterious, the undesirable, the chaos, and the unknown. All implications are to be looked at closely. The initial association with darkness is the obvious lack of light. As we see it, or dont see it; Darkness is black. Darkness is the unkown. In the context of the book, darkness is the journey to the African Jungle. Africa, in Conrad's time was yet to be explored. It was liberally referred to as the dark continent. Characterized by its dark jungles, damp and foggy weather and of course its natives. As the plot suggests, Conrads view of Africa is unclear. Marlow
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