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The Archetypal Myth in Heart of Darkness

Summary: Analyzes the archetypal myth contained in Heart of darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Examines the solitary journey resulting in profound spiritual change in the character of Marlow. Discusses how the story comments on European Empire and colonialism.
In Heart of Darkness, Conrad employs an archetypal myth dramatized in much great literature: the story of an essentially solitary journey involving profound spiritual change in the voyager.

In Heart of Darkness, Conrad uses Marlow's solitary journey and spiritual change as a setting for his underlying subject matter, the notion of Empire. It is therefore incorrect to say that the novel is "of an essentially solitary journey involving profound spiritual change." Heart of Darkness explores many themes, one of which is the spiritual change of Marlow, but more importantly the novel is one that questions the notion of European Empire and colonialism. By examining the context of the novel, exploring the different layers in which the novel may be read, the focus of the novel through Conrad's style of language, use of language techniques and understanding the purpose for which the novel is...

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