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Darkness, Be My Friend - Darkness, Be My Friend Darkness, Be My Friend is the fourth book in John Marsden's series consisting of Tomorrow, When the War Began, In the Dead of the Night and The Third Day, The Frost, in which seven young people are thrown into the middle of a violent war zone. Ellie, Fi, Kevin, Lee, Homer, Robyn and Corrie set out on a camping trip to a remote part of their district. They find their way into a remote basin surrounded by dangerous cliffs and difficult terrain, where they are completely safe and cut off from the rest of the world....   [tags: Darkness, Be My Friend] 648 words
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John Marsden's Darkness be my Friend - Darkness be my friend Title: Darkness Be My Friend Author: John Marsden Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Publishing Date: 1996 Plot: Darkness, Be My Friend is the fourth book in John Marsden’s series consisting of Tomorrow, When the War Began, The Dead of the Night and The Third Day, This book is in which seven teenagers are in the middle of a violent war. Ellie, Fi, Kevin, Lee, Homer, Robyn and Corrie go camping to a remote part of their district. They find their way into a remote valley surrounded by dangerous cliffs and difficult terrain, where they are completely safe and cut off from the rest of the world....   [tags: Darkness be my Friend] 1066 words
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The Darkness of Colonialism and Imperialism in Heart of Darkness - The Light and Dark of Colonialism in Heart of Darkness       In the opening of his novel, Heart of Darkness, Conrad, through Marlow, establishes his thoughts on colonialism. He says that conquerors only use brute force, "nothing to boast of" because it arises, by accident, from another's weakness. Marlow compares his subsequent tale of colonialism with that of the Roman colonization of Northern Europe and the fascination associated with such an endeavor. However, Marlow challenges this viewpoint by painting a heinous picture of the horrors of colonialist ventures as we delve deeper into the recesses of the novel....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]
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The Soul of Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Heart of Darkness: The Soul of Darkness        "Heart of Darkness" The name itself implies a sense of unknown evil, and invokes thoughts of secrecy and mystery. Written by Joseph Conrad in 1902, "Heart of Darkness" tells of a physical journey down the Congo during its era of Imperialism, yet also of a mental sojourn into the core of insanity. It also paints paradoxes of seemingly clear concepts and states, such as the mental condition of central character Kurtz, an enigmatic ivory trader deep in the heart of the "Dark Continent."  Two of the characters provide insight into Kurtz's moral paradox....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]
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An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi - An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi Ann Rinaldi has written many books for young teenagers, she is an Award winning author who writes stories of American history and makes them become real to the readers. She has written many other books such as… A Break with Charity, A Ride into Morning, and Cast two Shadows, etc. She was born in New York City on August 27, 1934. In 1979, at the age of 45, she finished her first book. An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi is about Emily Bransby, a 14-year old girl living in Washington DC at the time that President Lincoln was assassinated, when slaves we're being freed and people were all going crazy from all of the new changes going on....   [tags: Ann Rinaldi Acquaintance Darkness] 1482 words
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Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens - In many novels, the society created by the author is surrounded by wealth and corruption. Numerous amount of times these settings are produced based on the life in which the author lives. Charles Dickens is no different. In the midst of most of his novels, Dickens exposes the deception of Victorian England and the strict society that holds everything together. In Dickens' novel Our Mutual Friend, a satire is created where the basis of the novel is the mockery against money and morals. Throughout this novel, multiple symbols and depictions of the characters display the corruption of the mind that surrounds social classes in Victorian England....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Novel Review]
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Condemnation of Colonialism and Imperialism in Heart of Darkness - Condemnation of Imperialism in Heart of Darkness      Though Conrad did not learn English until he was twenty-one, he still mastered the language and artfully uses it in Heart of Darkness. One sentence of his is particularly striking, as it sums up the views that he condemns throughout the novella. The accountant, one of the first imperialists Marlow meets, says to him, "When one has got to make correct entries, one comes to hate these savages-hate them to the death"(Conrad). This sentence is a perfect example of the typical imperialistic belief that Marlow denounces, and serves as a synecdoche for the entire work....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]
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Tragedy in Colonial Africa by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart - Darkness. It pervades every corner of this world, casting literal and metaphorical shadow over everything. Creeping in the hearts of humans, drifting across the night sky, under the bed, darkness is a terrifying, yet quintessential concept in our human mentality. And, as such, it presents itself in cultures and stories around the world to explain the unknown and the terrifying. Through the presentation of the struggle with internal and external “darkness,” both Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart draw upon contrasting viewpoints and cultures, as well as an ironic play of “darkness” between the Europeans and the Africans, to construe the tragedy unfolding i...   [tags: darkness, congo, culture]
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The Power of Kurtz in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - The Power of Kurtz in Heart of Darkness Power has been defined as the psychological relations over another to get them to do what you want them to do.  We are exposed to forms of power from the time of birth.  Our parents exercise power over us to behave in a way they deem appropriate. In school, teachers use their power to help us learn.  When we enter the work world the power of our boss motivates us to perform and desire to move up the corporate ladder so that we too can intimidate someone with power one day.  In Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness Kurtz had a power over the jungle and its people that was inexplicable....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 656 words
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lighthod Detachment in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Detachment in Heart of Darkness In the book Heart of Darkness, Marlowe only allows himself to form only one bond. Marlowe allows himself to form a small "safe" attachment to Kurtz because Kurtz is already very attached. He does not form any other bonds. In fact, he uses his racism to eliminate the possibility of having feelings for about ninety nine percent of the African population. Marlowe not only looks at the African people as being to different from him to be normal, but he goes so far as to describe Africa as being another world, a world containing savages....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 831 words
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Light and Dark in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Light and Dark in Heart of Darkness        Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, was written to explore the soul of man. If the book is viewed only superficially, a tragic story of the African jungle is seen, but when examined closely, a deeper meaning arises. Through his narrator Marlow, Conrad uses the theme of light and dark to contrast the civilized with the savage.               Through the individual characters, Conrad creates the division between dark and light and black and white created by colonialism....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]
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Imperialism and the Heart of Darkness - In the early 1900s, imperialism was one of the last things worrying people in America. In Africa, however, imperialism was a monumental concern. Scarcely more than a hundred years ago (and continuing for over fifty years), millions of Africans were being enslaved in their home country, which was being taking over by Europeans. Forced to work until they died of exhaustion and malnutrition, these slaves lived a life of agony. This time of injustice and horror is vividly captured in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, where the darkness and pure evil of humanity comes to life....   [tags: America, Africa, Europeans, World History]
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Analysis of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Analysis of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness is a story about Marlow’s journey to discover his inner self. Along the way, Marlow faces his fears of failure, insanity, death, and cultural contamination on his trek to the inner station. Marlow, who goes on his journey to meet Kurtz, already has a fascination with Kurtz after listening to many people along the way. Conrad tries to show us that Marlow is what Kurtz had been, and Kurtz is what Marlow could become. Marlow says about himself, "I was getting savage," meaning that he was becoming more like Kurtz....   [tags: Marlow Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad Essays] 738 words
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Critical Analysis of Darkness at Noon by Harold Krents - Critical Analysis of Darkness at Noon by Harold Krents In "Darkness at Noon", Harold Krents vividly describes some of the everyday prejudices disabled citizens must face. Presented in an often humorous fashion, the author opens the reader’s eyes to the cruel ironies of society’s preconceived and inaccurate judgments, and their long reaching effects on his life. Krents begins his essay by pointing out to the reader that he cannot see himself, and thus, often has to depend upon the viewpoints of others....   [tags: Darkness at Noon Harold Krents Essays] 1204 words
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1984 And The Left Hand Of Darkness - The two books Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Left Hand of Darkness help to define humanity and truth. Humanity is the condition, quality or fact of being human collectively. The definition of truth is things as they are, things as they have been, and things as they are to come. Truth cannot change because it does not reflect a personal perspective. These books illustrate how humans relate towards themselves, friends, enemies and humanity as a whole. Truth allows humans to stand-alone. When they find truth they are able to be one against the whole....   [tags: essays research papers] 1631 words
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my best friend - ... Heller Keller said, “The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or ever touched they must be felt with heart.” I found this saying to be somewhat incorrect after I became friend with Preeti. I realized that some of the most beautiful things in the world can be seen, touched. If someone asks me to imagine of angel, I would show the picture of Preeti to that person. She is tall with light weight and with an oval shape face. She has long dark shining hair that length up to her lower back....   [tags: ] 585 words
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A Lost Friend - A Lost Friend In a shimmer of green and silver, the dragonfly hovers a moment beside Pam’s head, almost indiscernible from the darkness but for the orange light from the campfire reflecting on its iridescent wings. The dragonfly disappears from view behind the campfire, and I hear a faint popping noise. A moment later, the Pam I know is no longer. In place of the smiling, laughing, charismatic girl with perfect posture, I see a stranger. She has folded into herself, nuzzling her nose between her knees and covering her face with her hands, elbows tucked in at her sides....   [tags: Friendship Essay] 1361 words
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Darkness at Noon - The Russian Revolution and the purges of Leninist and Stalinist Russia have spawned a literary output that is as diverse as it is voluminous. Darkness at Noon, a novel detailing the infamous Moscow Show Trials, conducted during the reign of Joseph Stalin is Arthur Koestler’s commentary upon the event that was yet another attempt by Stalin to silence his critics. In the novel, Koestler expounds upon Marxism, and the reason why a movement that had as its aim the “regeneration of mankind, should issue in its enslavement” and how, in spite of its drawbacks, it still held an appeal for intellectuals....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Into the Mind of Darkness - Into the Mind of Darkness "You cannot have [the] power for good without having [the] power for evil too. [And], even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heros, [besides what man was ever content with just one crime]." (Mitchell). In the past decade, an elusive creature has capture the attention of the American society as well as a few Eurpoean nations. In the twisted psychotic minds of the these individualistic creatures who murder constantly to appease their hunger, life, sex, pain and death are fashioned into a passion to kill....   [tags: Papers] 949 words
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Trapped in the Darkness - Trapped in the Darkness It's dark, indescribably dark. Usually there's moonlight, artificial light, starlight, something, but not here; there's nothing. I try to move, but I am restrained. I listen, but I hear nothing. I smell but I smell only something clinical. If it wasn't for my heart pounding and my lungs racing to catch up, I might imagine I am dreaming, but I'm not. I'm not. I fearfully reach out with my right hand and, afraid of what I might find, I try to resist the temptation to clench my fist....   [tags: Papers] 979 words
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My Abused Friend - My Abused Friend We sat in the dark watching The Wizard of Oz. We had the sound muted and the Pink Floyd CD Dark Side of the Moon turned up on the stereo. We had heard that the album had been written in such a way that if you timed it right, certain passages of songs made perfect sense with the movie. Cindy sat in the darkness also, although not as interested in the movie as the rest of us. Cindy was a small but not petite girl. She stood about five feet tall, with brown hair and green eyes....   [tags: Friendship Essay Descriptive Essay] 980 words
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A Comparison of the Power of Will in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - The Power of Will in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now        The story of Heart of Darkness was adapted to film after many failed attempts. (Hearts of Darkness, Coppala E.). Finally, director Francis Coppala collaborated with his friend John Milius on writing a screen play for Conrad's masterpiece. The two came up with Apocalypse Now, utilizing a more modern setting than the original story which was based in imperialistic Europe. The modern setting was that of the Vietnam war. Apocalypse Now focuses on the insanity of a decorated military colonial....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Heart of Darkness - Heart of Darkness The nightmare of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is found in its stark portrayal of madness under the influence of an environment filled with desolation. Its protagonist, Mr. Kurtz, was raised amongst civilized people, adapted virtues that were regarded proper in society during the Victorian era, yet when he travels into the Congo, where these qualities are of no consequence, he abandons them to become wild. To understand how Kurtz fell to this emotional corruptness, a reader must be aware of three main elements that caused his disillusionment: power, greed, and isolation....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 973 words
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Darkness At Noon - The Saving Grace of Rubashov Despite its brevity Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler packs an enormous amount of thought provoking dialog and insight into what may go through the mind of someone who is going through an extreme ordeal. One theme which ran throughout the book was Rubashov’s actions that were taken as matters of self-preservation and what he must do to atone for them. 	The first instance of this was on page 45 where he asked if it is necessary to pay for deeds that were necessary and right....   [tags: essays research papers] 719 words
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Satan in Paradaise Lost and Dante's Inferno - After God created the Earth and mankind, all was right in the Holy kingdom. That is until, a friend, the bearer of light, the morning star fell in battle and ultimately in darkness. This fateful battle made true everything we know and live now. Milton and Dante play on this every concept in two very different ways, for Milton a cunning reflection of man and for Dante an animalisitic dunce. Milton and Dante use the Bible stories as a backdrop for their epic poems of love and of loss wherein a single unique character, a bearer of light is made to reverberate humanity and the supreme basic darkness that is the soul of man, one can note these key elements vis-a-vis his appearance, domain...   [tags: god, lucifer, darkness, soul, bible]
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The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - ... Ethan is completely unaware of being killed and revived. The novel involves many characters and every one of them holds an important role in the plot. Ethan’s housekeeper, Amma, is a Seer and also the Head Librarian of the Caster Library, the Lunae Libri. She has to stay on the boundary between dark and light and not favored any side, as it would break the Other of Things. She hired Olivia "Liv" Durand in order to train her to be the next Keeper. This job now belong to Marian, Ethan’s mom’s best friend, who later on goes with Ethan to find Lena when she runs away with her evil cousin, Ridley Duchannes – a siren, a dark caster – and John Breed, a hybrid, both Caster and Incubus....   [tags: beautiful darkness] 1659 words
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Darkness and Light in Sonny’s Blues, by James Baldwin - In “Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin”, the theme darkness and light appear throughout the story. The narrator's perspective of the Harlem is rough and shady due to his ability to accept new ideas and gestures. In the opeining introduction, the Narrator introduces darkness by comparing children to darkness by saying “All they really knew were two darknesses, the darkness of their lives, which was now closing in on them, and the darkness of the movies, which had blinded them to that other darkness” (Baldwin, James)....   [tags: jazz music, jail, harlem]
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The Darkness and Lightness of Choices - The Darkness and Lightness of Choices James Joyce has used his writing of Dubliners to clearly represent the aspects of the real life happenings in Ireland. In his writings, he uses many techniques that allow his audience to find constant themes. In stories such as “A Little Cloud” and “The Dead” these themes allow the audience to grasp Joyce’s reasoning and hard message to the Irish people. In Joyce’s Dubliners the light and darkness of the story reflects choices made by the characters....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad, like many authors, used his own experiences for the basis of his novels. Specifically, Conrad’s journey on the Congo River as captain of a West African river steamer formed the basis for his novel Heart of Darkness. In this novel, the narrator of the story, Marlow, Conrad's protagonist, travels up the Congo in search of Kurtz, an ivory trader, and eventually ends up in the “heart of darkness.” Conrad also used his pessimistic view of life for the basis of Heart of Darkness....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Images Of Light And Darkness I - In his play, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare weaves a timeless tale. Although it is over 400 years old, Romeo and Juliet, is as interesting today as it was at its inception and my guess is that its appeal lies in its subject matter. Shakepeare picked a theme that’s been known to cause indigestion and sleep loss for centuries. And yet, regardless of the ills associated with it, it remains a topic of worldwide interest. And that is simply, love. My mother says that love is one of the most overused, misunderstood words in the English language....   [tags: essays research papers] 2182 words
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Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Achebe's Things Fall Apart - Novels such as Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Achebe's Things Fall Apart both present the reader with different points of view on colonialism in Africa, challenging an active reader to base his or her own conclusions based on the texts. Conrad presents the European perspective on colonialism while Achebe offers the native African point of view; each author provides his readers radically different views on the same issue. Likewise, the novel White Teeth also presents different perspectives on racial issues....   [tags: Compare, Contrast, Comparison]
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Triggered Darkness - Triggered Darkness Aaaarghhh. The Pharaoh of Egypt was screaming in agony. His arms were being torn off his body and thrown away into the dark night. The Pharaoh could see nothing in front of him, besides a dark transparent figure, with a star shape object on what looked like the shape of a face. All of a sudden, silence.....and the gold star fell to the ground. The darkness disappeared and light shone over Pharaoh’s palace. But the Pharaoh was nowhere to be seen. All you could see was two arms covered with blood and ripped hanging flesh....   [tags: Papers] 1202 words
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The Guilty Blade: A Narrative Fiction - ... Silence shrieked. The moon gleamed sharply as it steadily shaped its emotionless shadows. There were no stars and no hope. Suddenly a vague shadow appeared into my sight. My body shivered with fear. Everything was static around me. I nervously took several steps forward. As I breathed in, my lungs were filled with horror. Panic and fright was transmitted through my nerves. There it stood in the dark, scary, immovable shadows of the trees. Lighting struck through the sulky, furious, opaque sky followed by thunderous roars....   [tags: cell, friend, house, shadow, horror, blade] 665 words
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Comparing Heart of Darkness and A Separate Peace - Heart of Darkness and A Separate Peace There are many similarities between the books The Heart of Darkness and A Separate Peace. Most are between the two main characters' friends and how they deal with their situations and problems. The similarities between the two characters are their leadership skills, their expertise, and how their friends affect them. Mr. Kurtz and Finny both have incredible leadership skills. Finny is able to persuade Gene to do practically anything he wants him to do which in the end is his downfall since he convinces Gene to climb the tree with him and do a double jump....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 563 words
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I Lost My fiancé, Best friend, and Soul-mate - I Lost My fiancé, Best friend, and Soul-mate Sometimes the worst bonds of confinement are the invisible ones. It is not always physical chains that keep one prisoner. The strongest force of imprisonment I have ever felt was not to another human or a concrete cell of any type, but to an emotion. One of the most powerful emotions God has given to us is Grief. Grief can entangle a human being in her suffocating web in an instant. Then she takes days, months, years, even decades to fully release her grip on the soul....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 931 words
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Creative Writing: Fear of the Unknown - ... Movies such as Puppet Master, IT, and Children of the Corn come to mind as well as the infamous Chucky movies. In those movies only bad things happened at night. Although a few people are comfortable in the dark most people visit the dark in a place of fear. The biggest fear is fear of the unknown followed by the fear of not seeing true reality. When one is most vulnerable. People generally choose the darkness when they want to take advantage of someone or something. There is a lot of negative stigma associated with nightfall....   [tags: darkness, blindness, imagination] 668 words
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Darkness of Stephen King-The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon - King makes numerous connections with the darks romantics. In The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon, he creates a structure of hope and fear in order for Trisha to play out the game. The book is set up in baseball innings catering to the baseball themed experience Trisha has in the woods. Up until the end everything seems to be going against Trisha, she has to face things that most people are terrified of, or in other words, their worst fears. Throughout the book, he supports the “Spiritual facts” that “lie behind the appearances of nature, but can be dangerous.” (Holt 149)....   [tags: horror, suspense, book review] 1158 words
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Treatment of Messages from Araby by James Joyce - In our ever changing and evolving lives, experiences teach us lessons throughout. When new experiences are present there is usually something gained or lost from that certain situation. Although sometimes these lessons aren’t easily recognized; once they come up, they become instilled in our brain. These lessons can plan an important role in the way we act and react to certain things in life. Some experiences can be an eye opener and take us away from something we had been doing which we now know is a bad thing and should get back on the right track....   [tags: darkness, light, blindness]
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Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville - Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville tactfully conceal a racist and simplistic portrayal of Africa and its people through the mask of fiction. The novellas use fiction to dissuade the reader from understanding that the authors are indirectly equating Africa to anarchy and barbarism. The setting, dialogue and motifs within their stories make the extremely biased portrayal of Africa evident. Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville are often hotly debated in the subject of possible racism but their stories present Africa as a savage and uncivilized nether region of the world....   [tags: Racism, Africa, Literary Analysis, Review]
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Hunted: A Narrative Fiction - Prologue It is a time of darkness. The sun’s light casts over the hills of the earth, but then quickly vanishes. A time where trees become bare; the grey sentinels lifeless and brittle. The air cuts at your chest with every breath. It is the time of winter. Winter, in the northern lands of Falkreath, is a time of fear and struggle. The harsh winter sees no forgiveness as it is the ultimate test of survival. The folk who live in the northern lands of Falkreath have learned to cope with the harsh environment....   [tags: darkness, winter, fold, mountain] 1027 words
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Heart of Darkness - A Reform Piece or Racist Trash? - Heart of Darkness - Reform Piece or Racist Trash.        In 1890, Joseph Conrad spent four months as a steamship captain in the Congo. Like his character Marlow, Conrad became both physically ill and greatly disturbed as a result of his experiences. The Congo haunted Conrad, and despite the fact that he spent relatively little of his time there, he felt compelled to write about his experiences years later.1   Indeed, the Congo had a profound influence on Conrad. While there he met Roger Casement who was to become a life long friend and ally in the campaign against Leopold II....   [tags: HOD Joseph Conrad Racism Prejudice]
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journeyhod Journey Motif in Heart of Darkness and Jasmine - Journey Motif in Heart of Darkness and Jasmine       In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine, the physical journey represents the setting for the psychological journey that both main characters undergo. Each stage of the journey is correlated to an emotional insight, and the implications are great enough to incur a change in the protagonists' lives. Through the discovery of distant lands and foreign ideas, Marlow and Jasmine are prompted to look internally to find the answers to their questions....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness - The Importance of Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness Today's society contains stories that model the ideal life that each individual lives each day. Stories may shape our mind in creative and positive ways that may enlighten the road towards the future. They have been examples for us to survive by and thrive on for decades: in the past, and now, continuing in the future. People around the world have been told stories that may have influenced their lives in a unique way. Children long to be enlightened by stories that fill their young and fruitful minds, allowing thoughts and new ideas to be instilled....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 722 words
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Sex in Ursula K. LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness - Let’s Talk About Sex Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Left Hand of Darkness is the story of Genly Ai’s travels to a strange planet called Gethen, or Winter. His mission there is to persuade the nations of Gethen to join an alliance Genly Ai represents called the “Ekumen”. However, his journey is rather difficult due to the great difference in societies from Genly Ai’s home planet, Earth, and this new one. In Gethen, he learns that the people are completely unsexed for the majority of their days. When they are sexed, it is only for a few days and each person is either male or female during this time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1289 words
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Surrendering to the Menacing Darkness of Silence, Fear and Inaction in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out - ... Discussions and debates continue and the men bring in ideas as exorcism of the woman in progress or even that the woman could be a whore, for in Bhaskar’s words, “A decent woman would never be with four men at once”. (Padmanabhan, 40) The men refuse to realize that the assault could have been forced on the helpless woman by the four men whom she could not possibly overpower or fight against. At some point of time, their purposeful insensitivity raises the suspicion that the men were perhaps too scared to act, perhaps their trying to cover or hush up the happenings are a mere attempt to...   [tags: play/story analysis]
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Things Fall Apart Contradicts Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Heart of Darkness - Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart Contradicts Stereotypes in Conrad's Heart of Darkness In "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness," Chinua Achebe criticizes Joseph Conrad for his racist stereotypes towards the continent and people of Africa. He claims that Conrad propagated the "dominant image of Africa in the Western imagination" rather than portraying the continent in its true form (1793). Africans were portrayed in Conrad's novel as savages with no language other than grunts and with no "other occupations besides merging into the evil forest or materializing out of it simply to plague Marlow" (1792-3)....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]
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Historical Narrative: Beacon In A Sea Of Darkness - The day started as usual. I got out of bed. My eyes sore from lack of sleep. My feet hit the cold floor, sending a shudder through my spine. It's a shame. In the winter, the weatherman will tell you that tomorrow will be a warm one, but warm for winter in New York is still blisteringly cold (Weather 53). I looked at the clock. 7:50 AM. No time for breakfast. I had to get to work. In this business, either you were there on time to take someone's case or he went to another detective. I grabbed my coat and started running down the apartment stairs, trying to wave down a taxi....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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