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Ch 13: The Short Stories of Joseph Conrad

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Check out this self-paced study guide chapter to review the short stories of Joseph Conrad. You can use these brief lessons and quizzes to prepare for upcoming exams, write essays and get help with homework.

The Short Stories of Joseph Conrad - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this series of engaging literature lessons to study the short stories of Joseph Conrad. Our expert English instructors help you analyze Conrad's ''The Lagoon'' and evaluate the literary devices that Conrad uses in his stories. Work through the chapter at your own pace, and take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand the chapter's literary concepts. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. Upon completion of the chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Summarize and analyze Joseph Conrad's ''The Lagoon''
  • Evaluate Conrad's use of themes and symbolism in ''The Lagoon''
  • Discuss the characters and setting of ''The Lagoon''

14 Lessons in Chapter 13: The Short Stories of Joseph Conrad
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The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad Summary

1. The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad Summary

First published in 1897, ''The Lagoon'' tells the story of two friends catching up over a fire. In this lesson, we'll summarize Joseph Conrad's story that is both touching and heartbreaking.

The Lagoon: Themes & Analysis

2. The Lagoon: Themes & Analysis

Joseph Conrad's short story ''The Lagoon'' deals with themes of love, loyalty, betrayal, and remorse. This lesson examines how these themes are used in the story.

The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad Symbolism

3. The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad Symbolism

Even the title of 'The Lagoon' has meaning in this Joseph Conrad short story. In this lesson, we'll focus on the symbolism present between the two friends, confronted with a heartbreaking secret and a dying woman.

The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad Setting

4. The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad Setting

What is it about the setting that helps us better grasp a story? In this lesson, you'll learn more about the setting of ''The Lagoon'' and how it impacts the events and mood of Joseph Conrad's story.

The Lagoon Characters & Analysis

5. The Lagoon Characters & Analysis

When two friends meet up after a period of absence, secrets come tumbling out! In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at the main characters of Joseph Conrad's ''The Lagoon'' and get some insight into their roles.

Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad: Summary, Characters & Analysis

6. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad: Summary, Characters & Analysis

'Amy Foster' is a story of isolation and acceptance (or lack thereof). In this lesson, we'll dive into the story, the characters and the ideas that author Joseph Conrad was trying to convey in this tale.

The Secret Sharer: Summary & Setting

7. The Secret Sharer: Summary & Setting

Some secrets are tiny while others are living and breathing! In this lesson, we'll find out the secret being kept by the captain in 'The Secret Sharer.' You'll also learn more about the setting of this tale.

The Secret Sharer: Character Analysis & Quotes

8. The Secret Sharer: Character Analysis & Quotes

In this lesson, we will examine the characters of Joseph Conrad's short story 'The Secret Sharer.' This is the story of an insecure ship's captain who finds confidence by hiding a chief mate accused of murder on another ship.

The Secret Sharer: Themes & Symbols

9. The Secret Sharer: Themes & Symbols

In this lesson, we will examine some of the themes and symbols from Joseph Conrad's short story 'The Secret Sharer.' In this story, a lonely, insecure ship captain relates to an escaped murderer who seeks refuge on his ship.

The Secret Sharer: Analysis, Title Significance & Criticism

10. The Secret Sharer: Analysis, Title Significance & Criticism

In this lesson, we will analyze the short story 'The Secret Sharer' by Joseph Conrad. This is the story of an inexperienced, insecure ship's captain who encounters a fugitive.

Summary of The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad

11. Summary of The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad

In Joseph Conrad's ''The Shadow Line'', the author explores the passage to manhood. In this lesson, you will learn of the challenges, both psychological and situational, that challenge a young captain in his first ship command.

The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad: Theme & Analysis

12. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad: Theme & Analysis

Joseph Conrad's novella ''The Shadow Line'' explores the crossing of a young man into adulthood and all the responsibilities that come with it. In this lesson, you will learn about the themes Conrad employs at the heart of this story.

Almayer's Folly: Summary & Characters

13. Almayer's Folly: Summary & Characters

In this lesson, we will summarize the novel 'Almayer's Folly' by Joseph Conrad through character descriptions. This is a story of an unsuccessful European businessman living in the jungles of Borneo with his Malayan wife and their daughter.

Analysis of Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad

14. Analysis of Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad

In this lesson, we will analyze the novel 'Almayer's Folly' by Joseph Conrad. This is a story about a family who is impacted by European influence in Southeast Asia.

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