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Anyone who needs help analyzing Heart of Darkness will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the book on an interpretive level. Among those who would benefit are:
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How It Works:
- Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Analysis of Heart of Darkness chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the analytical elements of Heart of Darkness for a standard English course. Topics covered include:
- Examining the title of the novel
- The thematics of the book
- The presence of feminism within Heart of Darkness
- Criticism of the novel
- Issues of race and religion in the book
- The significance of 'The horror! The horror!' quote within Heart of Darkness
- Comparing Heart of Darkness with Things Fall Apart and Apocalypse Now
1. Heart of Darkness Title Analysis
In this lesson, learn about the title of Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness', what it means symbolically and literally, and plot points that embody it.
2. Heart of Darkness: Themes & Analysis
Whether this is your introduction to Joseph Conrad's most notable work or you're returning for a closer look, this lesson will shed some light on the thematic elements at work in the story. Read on to discover more about these themes and how they play a part in 'Heart of Darkness'.
3. Feminism in Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad's 1899 ''Heart of Darkness'' may well be read a tale of masculinity run amok, as virile men compete to conquer the African wilderness. But what role do women play in Conrad's iconic story?
4. Heart of Darkness: Literary & Feminist Criticism
Joseph Conrad's 1899 novella, Heart of Darkness, is about a journey on the Congo River into the depths of Africa. It is often analyzed for its feminist, colonial, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic themes. This lesson discusses the literary critical reception of the novella.
5. Black & White in Heart of Darkness
In this lesson, the use of black and white, darkness and light, and the corresponsing meanings of good and evil in Joseph Conrad's ~'Heart Of Darkness~' will be examined. We will then briefly summarize, and end with a short quiz.
6. Religion in Heart of Darkness
In this lesson, you'll learn about religion as it appears in Joseph Conrad's ''Heart of Darkness.'' It is much more subtle in this novel than in some, but it is still a present and important aspect of the story.
7. 'The Horror! The Horror!' in Heart of Darkness
In Joseph Conrad's 1899 novella, 'Heart of Darkness', the protagonist, Kurtz, utters some interesting last words about horror. But what do Kurtz's dying words really mean? What is the horror, really?
8. Comparison Between Heart of Darkness & Things Fall Apart
Comparing and contrasting two pieces of literature can reveal a lot about both works. In this lesson you'll compare and contrast Joseph Conrad's ''Heart of Darkness'' and Chinua Achebe's ''Things Fall Apart.''
9. Heart of Darkness & Apocalypse Now: Comparison
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a short novel published in 1899. Apocalypse Now is an epic 1979 film by Francis Ford Coppola set during the Vietnam War. What do they have in common? Come up the river with me a little ways, and let's find out!
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