Marlow’s journey into his sub conscious


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Marlow’s journey into his sub conscious

  3. 3. MARLOW’S JOURNEY IN HIS SUB-CONSCIOUS <ul><li>Heart of Darkness is a novel which clearly shows the influence of “psychology” which was emerging as full-fledged sciences at the time when this novel was written. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Heart of Darkness certainly gives us vivid descriptions of Marlow's outward experiences in the Congo; but it also gives us a vivid description of the thoughts and ideas which crossed his mind during his stay in that country. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Marlow appears as a keen observer, and he also appears as a thinker who reflects upon everything that he observes . </li></ul>
  6. 6. In the text we can find many examples of Marlow’s Inner reactions to outward things.
  7. 7. When Marlow is sailing towards the Congo on a French steamer, he records his thoughts.
  8. 8. <ul><li>, Marlow sees half a dozen black men linked together with a chain, and each wearing an iron collar around neck , produce a deep effect on Marlow, giving rise to a chain of awful thoughts in his mind. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Marlow's encounter with the manager of the Central Station and the brick-maker there also gives rise to many thoughts in his mind. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Marlow says that the figure of Mr. Kurtz at this time was like a dream to him. From this point onwards the narration centers round the deeds and the personality of Mr. Kurtz; and, in telling us the facts about Mr. Kurtz, Marlow also gives us his own reactions to those facts. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Then there are Marlow's reflections upon the helmsman, who gets killed by one of the natives through his own folly. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Marlow's reflections upon his cannibal crew are also noteworthy. Here again he records his mental reactions to an outward situation . </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Marlow’s inner thoughts on discovering the book. </li></ul><ul><li>Marlow speaks about his work-ethic. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Through all these examples from the text we can see that how Marlow thinks about each and everything he sees. He observes very deeply and through his thoughts we can conclude that this journey of Marlow was not only a physical one but a psychological one also. </li></ul>
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