Heart of Darkness-“Conrad in the Congo-Background and Sources”
The walls between insanity and sanity are often paper thin in ones own mind. Joseph Conrad’s novel, “Heart of Darkness,” exemplifies this wall, or realm, through the manipulation of his character’s narration. Initially, the narrative simply appears to be a reflection of Conrad’s style. However, as the story unfolds one may notice that the language and style can be interpreted as a literary
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is suffering from an, “attitude that recognizes the unresolvable confusion of the human world, and grasps outward at anything made to appear firm or familiar--reason, God, nation, authority…”(Solomon, 1) For Marlowe, the point of firmness is Kurts, who he looks to with absolute adoration and searches to be at the same level.
The use of Conrad’s narrative is an ingenious tool to demonstrate the mindset of the men that were hired to explore Africa.