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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

“We live as we dream--alone....” HEART OF DARKNESS is a short novel written by Joseph Conrad, presented as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow’s job as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. This river is described to be “... a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land.” In the course of his commercial-agent work in Africa, the seaman Marlow becomes obsessed by Mr. Kurtz, an ivory-procurement agent, a man of established notoriety among the natives and the European colonials. The story is a thematic exploration of the savagery-versus-civilization relationship, and of the colonialism and the racism that make imperialism possible.

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  • Desiree

    Not going to make it. Sorry I was one minute too late to change my rsb

    April 6, 2014

    • Desiree

      That is, my rsvp!

      April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it either. I'm also not well.

    April 6, 2014

  • Sha'ron W.

    I won't be able to make it, feeling under the weather.

    April 6, 2014

  • Cathy D.

    Having so much fun this morning exploring these links -- had to share this excellent resource. The YouTube footage of kayaking the Congo is unbelievable.

    http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/HeartOfDarknessTG.pdf

    See you all this afternoon!

    April 6, 2014

  • Anne A.

    Joined the group this week, but can't make this meeting. Hope to make the next!

    1 · April 3, 2014

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