Heart of Darkness Book 1 Reading Selections


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Heart of Darkness Book 1 Reading Selections

  1. 1. HEART OF DARKNESS <ul><li>By Joseph Conrad </li></ul><ul><li>ENGLISH IV: SHS </li></ul><ul><li>GILLIAND </li></ul><ul><li>Book 1 Selections </li></ul>
  2. 2. HEART OF DARKNESS IS: <ul><li>Heart of Darkness IS a study of the duality of human nature </li></ul><ul><li>Heart of Darkness IS a grail quest. </li></ul><ul><li>Heart of Darkness IS a retelling of the ejection from Eden (Myth of the Fall; losing paradise) </li></ul><ul><li>Heart of Darkness IS a metaphorical descent into hell. </li></ul><ul><li>Heart of Darkness IS a literary expression of the theories of Freud and Jung. </li></ul><ul><li>Heart of Darkness IS a 'Coming of Age' story: Marlow's quest to fill in the empty spaces in himself. </li></ul><ul><li>Heart of Darkness IS an expression of the flawed logic of evil. </li></ul><ul><li>Heart of Darkness IS a Satire of Imperialism. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Selection 1 <ul><li>Beginning page 6, “And this also,” said Marlow, “has been one of the dark places of the earth.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ending page 9, “and offer a sacrifice to...” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Selection 2 <ul><li>From page 10, “Now when I was a little chap...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 11, “The snake had charmed me.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Selection 3 <ul><li>From page 13, “A narrow and deserted street in deep shadow...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 15, “not half, by a long way.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Selection 4 <ul><li>From page 16, “One more thing remained to do...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 17, “...the company was run for profit.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Selection 5 <ul><li>From page 19, “For a time I would feel I belonged...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 20, “hidden out of sight somewhere.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Selection 6 <ul><li>From page 21, “I came upon a boulder wallowing in the grass...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 22, “...blasting was all the work going on.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Selection 7 <ul><li>From page 23, “You know I am not particularly tender...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 23, “...toward the trees I had seen.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Selection 8 <ul><li>From page 24, “Black shapes crouched...: </li></ul><ul><li>To page 26, “...which were in apple-pie order.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Selection 9 <ul><li>From page 29, “Then he got a fever...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 29, “I felt I was becoming scientifically interesting.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Selection 10 <ul><li>From page 31, “He was obeyed, yet...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 32, “...with provoking insolence.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Selection 11 <ul><li>From page 36, “Then I noticed a small sketch in oils...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 38, “the coming of that Kurtz had upset them both not a little.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Selection 12 <ul><li>From page 41, “Mr. Kurtz was a ‘universal genius...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 41, “...to set that steamboat afloat.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Selection 13 <ul><li>From page 42, “It was a great comfort to turn from that chap...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 43, “...and never can tell what it really means.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Selection 14 <ul><li>From page 44, “Instead of rivets there came an invasion...” </li></ul><ul><li>To page 45, “...with their heads together in an everlasting confab.” </li></ul>