Heart of Darkness Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marlow’s journey involves a number of obstacles. Pick one of these. How did it arise? What roots did it have? Who built upon it? What is its function and significance?

Essay Topic 2

The trading company is a strict hierarchical society. Describe the hierarchy of the trading company, and give descriptions of various characters we encounter in the novel and how they fit into the hierarchy. Why is this hierarchy necessary? How is it visible – or invisible?

Essay Topic 3

“Heart of Darkness” is not divided into chapters, as a traditional novel might be. Why might this be the case? How is its form significant, and how doesit help – or hinder – the reader?

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