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    The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad The short story "The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad centers around a character of a sea captain who is insecure and has great feelings of inadequacy on his fist job as Captain of a ship. In the story the Captain befriends a fugitive by the name of Legatt who is clearly shown to be a figment of the Captains imagination rather than an actual human being. The title of the story alone suggests that the "secret sharer" is an imaginary friend that is secretive

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    The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad presents several themes throughout its composite narration of characters and the ideas it amplifies through the novella. Amongst all the many themes that are presented, there is one main theme that is thoroughly supported by Conrad in The Secret Sharer. The theme supported is, the ability that a person has, to change their beliefs due to the inexperience as a leader, self-doubt. In the beginning the Captain is an ethical individual, yet his interaction with the

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    The Secret Sharer Essay

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    Cameron Davidson Professor Dennis LAL 250 04 10 Sept. 2015 The Secret Sharer Assignment In The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad, we as readers are introduced to the captain and a former first mate of another ship who has been arrested for murder of another crew member, whose name is Legatt. We learn of the captain's elaborate plan to hide Legatt to avoid his capture. First, he takes Legatt, the arrested first mate, under his wing and instead of arresting him, like he should, he tells him

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    that brings the perspective of a celebrated African writer who chips away at the almost universal acceptance of the work as "classic," and proclaims that Conrad had written "a bloody racist book" (Achebe 319). In her introduction in the Signet 1997 edition, Joyce Carol Oates writes, "[Conrad's] African natives are "dusty niggers," cannibals." Conrad [...] painfully reveals himself in such passages, and numerous others, as an unquestioning heir of centuries of Caucasian bigotry" (Oates 10). The

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    respect, Kurtz reveals the hidden inner self, particularly of Marlow, and Conrad, in the sense that mysteries into the retice of human psyche has been achieved in this novel; Kurtz, as the alter ego of Marlow, was competent to reveal that hidden dark spot within his psyche. Undoubtedly, it is the same hidden dark spot in both Conrad and Marlow. Simply speaking, Kurtz, the alter ego, stands for the subconscious mind of Conrad, the cryptic, shadowy self which snoop beneath the surface of civilization

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    you discuss Heart of Darkness and the extent to which you agree or disagree with the idea that the book reveals assumptions that are racist in nature. Support your argument by other examples. Summary of Heart of Darkness Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad tells the tale of mariner Charles Marlow's time as head of an ivory-pulling steamboat along the Congo River. The novel, established in Conrad's own encounters as a vendor mariner on the Congo, clearly depicts the revulsions of Belgian colonial rule

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    The Secret Sharer

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    The Secret Sharer, Leggatt is the Captain’s dopplegänger. At the beginning of the story, the Captain is isolated, insecure, fearful of failure, and “a stranger” to the crewmen and himself. However, with the help of his dopplegänger, Leggatt, the Captain transforms into a strong, confident man, in full command of his ship. Leggatt serves the role of a teacher and friend in the Captain’s life, helping him in his struggle to gain respect of his crewmen and himself. He becomes the “secret sharer” by

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    What is my worst fear in life? What makes me tick, inside my egotistical, selfish, and vain mind? Do I know the answers to these questions? Are there other questions that I should be asking myself to know myself? The Conrad secret sharer talked to himself, he explored things, situations that he hadn’t been in but can really define a person. I often put myself in hypothetical situations but they play out based on how I want to be, how I want to act. I don't think I have ever

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    In the novella, The Secret Sharer, a novella written in 1910 by Joseph Conrad, the author explores the character’s struggle to reach their “ideal conception of self” and ultimately argues that men who are too in touch with their feminine attributes struggle to appear masculine in a man’s world. The Captain of the ship struggles to maintain his ideal masculine self, but is seen as a weaker and an effeminate character in the eyes of his crew. He is seen as a stranger to the ship but most importantly

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    On Joseph Conrad's the Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad's "the Secret Sharer", is one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed work's of Conrad. The reason of this success is its peculiar ambiguity. This story is narrated in the first person, and with the use of this method, the reader is constantly kept in the consciousness of the nameless narrator and remain there for the entire of the story which makes it the reader's responsibility—and

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