Ch 6: Analysis of Heart of Darkness

About This Chapter

The Analysis of ''Heart of Darkness'' chapter of this ''Heart of Darkness'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to delve beneath the surface of the novel. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the interpretive elements found in the book.

Who's It For?

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:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in their studying or analyzing of Heart of Darkness
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction makes the content easy to keep up with.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Analysis of Heart of Darkness chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on the novel. They're here to help!
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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

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: Analysis of Heart of Darkness
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Heart of Darkness Title Analysis

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.

Heart of Darkness: Themes & Analysis

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'.

Feminism 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?

Heart of Darkness: Literary & Feminist Criticism

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.

Black & White in Heart of Darkness

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.

Religion in Heart of Darkness

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.

'The Horror! The Horror!' in Heart of Darkness

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?

Comparison Between Heart of Darkness & Things Fall Apart

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.''

Heart of Darkness & Apocalypse Now: Comparison

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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