Foreshadowing in Heart of Darkness


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Which of the following might foreshadow someone falling through thin ice on a lake?

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1. In Heart of Darkness, how does the Company doctor foreshadow what has happened to Kurtz?

2. In Heart of Darkness, what is the brickmaker explicitly referring to in his comment about charmed lives?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help test your knowledge of foreshadowing used in Heart of Darkness. Some topics you will be quizzed over are the foreshadowing of someone falling through thin ice on a lake and how the author uses this literary tool in this novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to check your knowledge of:

  • What the brickmaker refers to when he talks about charmed lives
  • Something we learn through foreshadowing
  • How the company clerk foreshadows the poor conditions of the Congo
  • The foreshadowing of someone falling through thin ice on a lake
  • How the company doctor foreshadows what happened to Kurtz

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on foreshadowing from Heart of Darkness
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what is learned because of foreshadowing in this novel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different examples of foreshadowing used in this book

Additional Learning

You can learn more using the lesson called Foreshadowing in Heart of Darkness. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • What foreshadowing is
  • The purpose of this literary tool for this novel
  • Hints of disaster in this work