In just the opening pages of ‘Heart of Darkness’, Conrad’s aptitude as a writer becomes abundantly clear, for the subliminal nature of his writing is constantly sustained. Conrad begins Marlow’s journey into the heart of darkness on the Thames, on the yawl, ‘Nellie’ with a short prologue, which contains subtle use of imagery and a brilliant evocation of the atmosphere that prepares a reader for the prevailing themes of the novel. Each setting
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sure what way Conrad is turning, and the manner in which we are to interpret his writing. A reader finds that not only is the setting of the novel filled with darkness, but also, the mind of a reader is often left dark, with hardly any light or insight. So, one has to expect that as well as a physical journey, an adventure, the ‘Heart of Darkness’ will also be a psychological and mystical journey.