Language Technique In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness '

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LANGUAGE TECHNIQUE USED IN JOSEPH CONRAD’S HEART OF DARKNESS ABSTRACT The nineteenth century has been called "the age of the novel", as the last of the major forms of literature to appear. The novel was one of the most fluent, diverse, and unpredictable of literary forms. It was the dominant literary form which reached its apotheosis in the Last century. The novel may seem modern but is historically related to other literary forms such as drama and the epic. It took many forms when it emerged in England, and various techniques have been employed by writers with a variety of purpose. This paper attempts to understand the language technique used in the novel “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Cornard. "Heart of Darkness" was written for and serialized…show more content…
Many critics find a number of parallels between Marlow's journey to the Congo and Aeneas underworld journey in book sixth of Virgil's Aeneid (L.Feder, 1955). Both Marlow and Aeneas gain certain knowledge after a perilous journey into a far and dark region. Perhaps, for Virgil as for Conrad truth is to be found in Darkness. Conrad describes the two women in the Brussels offices of the company as "guarding the door of Darkness", (HD 55). This may evoke the Sibyl in Virgil's Aeneid who guards "the door of gloomy Dis"(C.Watts, 1977). I.Watts : (1980), C.Watts (1977), C.B.Cox (1978) and many other critics found that the description of the two knitters (H.D. 55-56) as a basis for a symbolic interpretation of HD as a version of the traditional descent into hell, This is a close parallel to Virgil's and Dante's descent into the underworld. The different company stations mentioned in the novel are compared to the circles of hell; the 'Inferno' itself is mentioned in HD (p:66) as a direct reference to one of the books Dante's "Divina Commedia" (1310-21). The following passage from Heart of Darkness is found to be having many mythical and historical

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