I’m gonna talk about the book “Night” that we have read in class during the second term. The story has for setting the time period of the WWII, in Europe. The story is about Elie, a jew and his family that are facing a lot of struggles because of their religion. Over the course of the book, Elie changes from believing in God to not believe in God. This is important to the book as a whole because it connects to the internal conflict.
I was also connected to the text more listening to her and how she tries to match her family experience to the family in the book. I noticed that she was very passionate about Japanese Internment camps, this made me want to strive to be passionate about the book as much as
It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream — making a vain attempt, because no relation of dream can convey the dream-sensation… No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence — that which makes its truth, its meaning — its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible” (Conrad, P.24). In addition to the collection of absurd events and imagery Marlow encountered, the surreality of Marlow’s adventure is also due to the ineffable feelings intermingled together. Under the emotions and feelings that is incapable for expression, lies Marlow’s inability to make sense of his own feelings.
The authors way of describing some words left you on the edge of your seat. Some of the words he used to describe nouns were outstanding and they are words that I would never use in my writings, but I will start using them in my everyday language. Another thing I liked about the author's writing is how he left you with questions at the end of a chapter. In the last two paragraphs of a chapter, the author would explain what was happening at that moment and then something good, strange, or bad would happen and it would keep you in suspense until the start of the next chapter. I liked that the author kept me interested in the writing because it reeled me into the story so I didn’t feel the need to start to drift away from it.
He's horror struck at the current situation in which this civilization is taking place in, and how the company is in a terrible state of despair. Next he's put through a series of challenges and is tested by enemies/allies various times, this is referred to as the road of trials. Upon arriving at the central station, Marlow is yet again disappointed to find out that the steamer has sunk, once he has it fixed he makes his way to Kurtz, however it almost seems impossible to get to Kurtz with the endless amount of encounters and problems slowing him
This book was interesting for me because it allowed me to relate to a character. I love reading novels that not only allow me to feel a connection with a character, but allow me to relate to their personality or
It seems as if the narrator is a very sorrowful, lonely, and depressed man. The portrayal of the character in that sense allows one to also experience his emotions and influences one’s feeling of forlorn. Edgar Allan Poe paints the setting of a dark, dingy chamber… full of heartache. Making one feel lonely and dreary. The narrator faces conflict between himself and his lost lover Lenore, leaving one feeling empathetic for the narrator.
So, imagine my pleasant surprise that I felt after reading the novel. I liked it because the cheesiness was kept to a minimum, but also, I enjoyed how different characters narrated different sections so we could get a full picture of everything that was going
The Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad has many great things about it. Heart of Darkness is a five-star book in my eyes. Not many people enjoy this book because of its dry start but other than a lengthy start I rather enjoyed it. In the book there are several characters to meet, but there is only two who stand out.
He claims “ten days [is] an eternity,”(18) when ten days of waiting is trivial compared the terrible lives of the slave labor, where Marlow observes the natives “dying slowly”(17) and likened their demeanor to the “deathlike indifference of unhappy savages”(16). Here, Marlow’s ignorance of the hardships of the natives is dreadfully obvious. He does not consider the struggles of the natives around him as toilsome as his own, even though the reader can clearly see the opposite is true. The native's lives are far worse than Marlow having to idly wait for 10 days before continuing his journey. Marlow represents the reader, so this is Conrad’s first step to making the reader self-aware of their own apathy and dehumanization of black people.
The Treatment of Natives and Europeans in Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness In Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart Of Darkness (1899), the narrator, Marlow describes his experience of a trip to the Belgian Congo. The novella has often been the subject of study with regards to its attitude towards imperialism and colonialism. It enjoys an important position in the postcolonial era, with some critics heralding it as an anti-imperialist novella that challenged its contemporary period's attitude towards imperialism. Thus, it also becomes interesting to analyse the attitude towards the colonised subject. This paper attempts to analyse the author's treatment of the natives and Europeans in Heart of Darkness, and to determine whether the
To be bluntly honest, after having gotten to page 8 without having understood a word of the text, I was very frustrated. Not only did Heart of Darkness have an old-fashioned English style of writing but the first few pages were completely filled with references, symbols, metaphors and vivid imagery. I found myself either looking up each metaphor to understand it better or rereading each imagery because of its vividness. Thankfully, as the book progressed and Marlow’s story began, the plot became clearer and the story started to carry on more smoothly. I have come to realize that Heart of Darkness can be regarded as a story within a story.
With the provided dramatic diction, such as the words ‘sluggish’, ‘deserted’, ‘gloom’, a reader develops imagery of a dark place, where almost nobody would want to spend time, except Kurtz. Is it in fact the geographical surroundings causing him to go mad? With the already dreadful diction, Marlow leads into the psychotic side of Kurtz, by stating, “The wooded Islands; you lost your way on that river... you thought yourself bewitched and cut off for ever from everything you had known once-’”somewhere”. Conrad is providing proof of his “lost ways” due to the geographical surroundings.
BRIEF ANALYSIS The use of various literary devices in Joseph Conrad’s novel helps to bring his story to life, which ultimately is to his advantage. Conrad brings the reader into the darkness, displayed the corruptibility of humankind and left them pondering the absurdity of evil and imperialism. One of the strongest literary devices that Conrad uses to engage the reader in his novella is the use of imagery. However other important literary devices that are used throughout the novel as well as in the extract above is: similes, metaphors, personification, foreshadowing, and symbolism and narrative techniques.
From the narrator Marlow the readers come to know about the Natives that they are actually innocent people who were under Europeans. In relation to this it deals with the theme of Good vs. Evil, in ‘Heart of Darkness’ which is presented when Marlow who is a good character encounters the situation where he is confused between good and evil, whether Mr. Kurtz is really a