Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness is a novella written during the late 19th century that tells of a man's journey deep into the interior of the Congo of Africa. Marlow, the main character tells his shipmates of his experiences working for a Belgian ivory company during the time of Imperialist expansion into Africa. His story is told in a stream of consciousness style, and most of his tale revolves around the infamous Mr. Kurtz, an agent for the ivory company deep in the wilderness. When Marlow finally meets Kurtz, he is quite confused and disappointed.