The Secret Sharer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Paul Bidwell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of The Secret Sharer.
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Critical Essay by Paul Bidwell

SOURCE: "Leggatt and the Promised Land: A New Reading of The Secret Sharer," in Conradiana, Vol. III, No. 2, 1971-72, pp. 26-34.

In the following essay, Bidwell discusses parallels to the biblical story of Moses in "The Secret Sharer."

Of all Conrad's stories none word-for-word has generated more comment and confusion than "The Secret Sharer." Although readers have differed about many aspects of the tale it is particularly a fair judgment of Leggatt, the fugitive "killer" from the Sephora, which has proved most contentious. That a correct understanding of Leggatt is crucial to one's conception of the sea captain who narrates the tale has never been doubted, yet interpretations of Leggatt confusingly oscillate between the view that he represents man's dark, evil impulses to the opinion that he is...

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