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    Role of Women in Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness Women were once little more than slaves to their male "betters." Some women might have been respected, but their places were limited to roles as wives and mothers. They might rule a home, but were not believed intelligent enough for any other role. This chauvinistic attitude is well reflected in the novels Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, and Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. In Things Fall Apart, women are praised in their

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    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

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    White Lies in Heart of Darkness In his novella Heart of Darkness (1899), Joseph Conrad through his principal narrator, Marlow, reflects upon the evils of the human condition as he has experienced it in Africa and Europe. Seen from the perspective of Conrad's nameless, objective persona, the evils that Marlow encountered on the expedition to the "heart of darkness," Kurtz's Inner Station on the banks of the snake-like Congo River, fall into two categories: the petty misdemeanors and trivial lies

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    Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is a testament to the evils expounded by European domination of Africa and African peoples in the nineteenth century. Hidden behind the veil of a story centered on a white man’s downward spiral, Conrad strategically frames the dehumanizing aspects of slavery against a backdrop of lustful greed and brutal tyranny. On a ship sailing along the Thames River, a meditative ship captain called Marlow recounts the tale of the so-called ‘darkness’ he experiences on an expedition

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    in Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” which reinforces the fact that men expect so much out of women that they set themselves up for disappointment. Women are very beautiful creatures, but they also have a mind, a soul, and the senses with which they can experience the world, that for years, men have denied them. Through his book, Conrad, a very masculine writer, presents a story of a world where males dominate everything and thus find it justifiable to take advantage of women. His story consists

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    Exploring the Works of D.H. Lawrence

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    anything other than himself. The human being is the strangest of all animals, because of the phenomenon called thought. Reaching beyond our personal capsule of life might make us completely free. Such is the manic truth, the reflection of himself, that D.H. Lawrence thrusts forward in the collections of essays entitled "Phoenix" and "Phoenix II." The processes of his mind invite inquiry. To Lawrence, conversation with a person is seldom the best way to know that person. Rather, we come to know a person

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    weary eyes, wretched souls, and wounded hearts, people pray to God for deliverance. Throughout salvation history, in times of suffering, grief, and strife, fear motivates people to seek refuge in God. Simultaneously, love inspires people to remain steadfast in God, trusting that, “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well” (Julian 80). Both fear and love dynamically shape the Christian search for God. The following essay will, firstly, examine how Israel’s state

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    doing at that time. Although, this is not entirely true as some stories may not hint towards anything to do with there past at all, you might say there starting a fresh. One author who does this a lot in his books is Charles Dickens. In this essay I am going to write about three different characters from some of his books where this has been used significantly, these are: “Captain Murderer” from The Commercial Traveller Short Stories and “Miss Havisham” and “Magwitch” from Great Expectations

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    struggle to find their identities. The search for self-identity and self-knowledge is not an easy task, even more so when you are a black woman and considered a mule and a piece of property. Providing an in depth analysis of these texts, this essay attempts to illustrate how both of these Afro-American writers depict and resolve their respective protagonists’ struggles. Religion is believed by many to serve as a means to achieving or finding self or identity. However, in the Euro-influenced

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    The War-of the-Sexes in Eumenides In this essay I will examine the war-of the-sexes taking place in The Eumenides, the final play of The Oresteia. The plot of The Eumenides pits Orestes and Apollo (representing the male gods and, to a certain extent, male values in general) against the ghost of Clytemnestra and the Furies (equally representative of female values.) Of more vital importance, however, is whether Athene sides with the males or females throughout the play. The character of Orestes

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