The Secret Sharer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by James Devers

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of The Secret Sharer.
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Critical Essay by James Devers

SOURCE: Devers, James. “More on Symbols in Conrad's ‘The Secret Sharer’.” Conradiana 28, no. 1 (1996): 66-76.

In the following essay, Devers provides an interpretation of key symbols in “The Secret Sharer.”

Despite the many critical articles written on “The Secret Sharer,” I believe I can shed more light on certain important symbols mentioned at various points in the story. The symbols I will treat are 1) Leggatt's name, 2) the masculine symbols of cigar and whiskers, 3) the scorpion in the inkwell, 4) the “sham delicacies”, 5) the captain-narrator's problem with hearing, 6) the liquor referred to in the interview with Archbold, 7) the white, floppy hat, 8) Koh-ring, and 9) the two ships. Almost everything I will say here revolves around a proper understanding of the double and...

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