Journey into a Dark Heart Discussion Questions

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Research the political policy of the Belgian government during the time of the story and discuss what kinds of actions it might have taken after finding out about the sabotage of the train. Write a synopsis for an extended ending to the story that includes the most likely actions of the Belgian government. In the synopsis, also indicate what you think would happen to David.

Read several newspaper articles about Africa, circa March 1929. Pretend you are a news correspondent in the Congo, who has heard about the deadly sabotage of the train, and write an article about the incident. Write in the style of the times, making sure to preserve any bias or prevailing attitudes.

Read Conrad's Heart of Darkness and compare David Rehn's revelatory colonial experience to the revelation of Marlow, Conrad's narrator.

In the story, David Rehn assumes that Europe's...

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