Ch 7: Heart of Darkness Summaries

About This Chapter

The Summaries chapter of this ''Heart of Darkness'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the novel ''Heart of Darkness''. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts that are found in ''Heart of Darkness''.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Heart of Darkness material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to summarize Heart of Darkness. 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 memorizing characters and events from 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:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Heart of Darkness Summaries 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 and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Heart of Darkness Summaries chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literature question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Heart of Darkness for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to Heart of Darkness
  • Summaries, quotes and analyses of Heart of Darkness Parts I, II, and III
  • Conflicts from the novel

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Heart of Darkness Summaries
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Heart of Darkness Introduction

1. Heart of Darkness Introduction

Ever since its publication in the early 20th century, Joseph Conrad's semi-autobiographical ''Heart of Darkness'' has been both praised and criticized, but it is still recognized as one of the most influential and eye opening works of modern English literature. Let's have a look at how it got there.

Heart of Darkness Part 1: Summary & Quotes

2. Heart of Darkness Part 1: Summary & Quotes

This lesson provides an overview of the first part of Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness. In the first section of this story we meet its main characters and become familiar with its major plot elements.

Heart of Darkness Part 2: Summary & Analysis

3. Heart of Darkness Part 2: Summary & Analysis

This lesson provides an overview of the part two of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. In this section of the novella, Marlow finally embarks on his journey up the river to fetch Kurtz.

Heart of Darkness Part 3 Summary

4. Heart of Darkness Part 3 Summary

In part 3 of Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' we learn more of the story of Kurtz, a man who operates without any apparent restraint. He rules over the natives, plunders the land, and burdens Marlow with keeping his papers and his memory.

Heart of Darkness Conflict

5. Heart of Darkness Conflict

Conflict can appear in many different forms in literature. Conflict serves to advance the plot of the story as well as reveal theme. In this lesson you'll look at the different kinds of conflict that appear in Joseph Conrad's novel ''Heart of Darkness.''

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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