Heart of Darkness Essay | Student Essay

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Heart of Darkness, A Review of Symbols and Major Themes

Summary: Reviews the novel, Heart of Darkness. Examines major themes and symbols from the novel. Provides quotes from the text to support the review.
The Heart of Darkness is very symbolic in many aspects and there are different ways to interpret its meaning. I interpreted Heart of Darkness to be a truthful yet deceiving story of one man's experiences in the Congo. Throughout the tale, Conrad uses cognitive dissonance or a positive/negative clash between certain things. This technique applies to the comparison of black and white, good vs. evil, and blind vs. seeing. These are three major themes that are built upon in the novel.

The quote chosen for Section 1 is very important to the novel and the meaning of the story. Marlow is describing what he is going to face in Africa and one particular person he is going to meet. That person is Kurtz, a truly "remarkable" man, who is down in the heart of the wild, impenetrable jungle.

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