Joseph Conrad 's most read novella Heart of Darkness has double meaning in its title. One dictionary meaning is that the title refers to the interior of the Africa called Congo. Another hidden meaning is, the title stands for the darkness or the primitiveness that every person possesses in his or her mind and heart. The etymological meaning of the phrase Heart of Darkness is the innermost region of the territory which is yet to be explored, where people led the nomadic and primitive way of living. The setting time of the novel Heart of Darkness dates back to those periods when the continent of Africa was not fully explored.
I think we've all been there - well, not there in the sense of standing on the side of the road with a dead deer that we must dispose of, but rather in a situation where we are forced to choose between doing what's right and doing what's easy. It might be a situation with a friend or family member or it might be something that will never be known to another living soul. (You accidentally drop your cheeseburger wrapper on the floor. Nobody sees you. Pick it up or move on and let the guy in the funny hat making minimum wage get it later?)
“Traveling Through the Dark” is one of Stafford’s most well-known poems because it, like many of his poems, tells an easily comprehensible story with underlying currents of greater meaning. In the first stanza of “Traveling Through the Dark” the narrator encounters a dead doe while driving through an inky night on a mountainous
“You have to make choices even when there is nothing to choose from.” This words from Peter Zilahy perfectly describes making a decision whether there is a choice or not, but making a decision means it will have a consequence. In William E. Stafford’s “Travelling through the Dark” presents readers with the difficulty of making a decision. One night, he was travelling along a mountain street under which the Wilson Water, he discovered a corpse of a doe and he decided to push the doe’s corpse into the river, but moving closer to the corpse of the doe was still warm on its belly indicated there is still a fawn in her, waiting to be born. After thinking for a while, he decided to push the doe’s corpse into the flowing Wilson Water to ensure safety of other motorists. Stafford wrote this poem as a free verse, the lines in this poem involves variations of rhythm here and there.
In the essay “Thinking Like a Mountain” by Leopold, he focuses on time and life by writing about a mountain, wolf, and a deer. Leopold explains about the time he saw a wolf die and how began to think about if there were no wolves there would be less greenery due to the fact that the deer would not live in fear. The deer would continue on with it’s life eating all the plants it can slowly killing the mountain. So in our life we would need balance. If we do not have balance overtime the world would drastically change for the
After making sure the hunter is doing everything safely then the hunter has to worry about the deer they have great sense of smell and great hearing. So if the deer is down wind from the hunter he will smell you before the hunter even knew he was there. If the hunter does get lucky enough to get a deer close enough within 40 yards the hunter must be very quiet while adjusting himself to pull the bow back and get a kill shot off. The slightest noise that the deer hear that he doesn't agree with hell run of with no second
Throughout the novella Marlow is lured into the theme of darkness. At the beginning of the book while Marlow was sitting on a dock waiting, he was thinking about how Native England is “one of the darkest places on earth” ( ). While Marlow is reflecting he thoughts, it foreshadows his untold story, referring to england 's horrible colonial practices and his
In fact, one could argue that the point of view character has this internal struggle due to a psychological theory called behaviorism. Behaviorism is the psychological theory that we are influenced by our environment through social means. Because of behaviorism theory, the main character develops a moral struggle caused by his surroundings. To delve deeper, here’s a line-by-line analysis of “Traveling Through the Dark.” Starting readers off with the first two lines, “Traveling through the dark I found a deer dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.” (Line 1 and 2, Stafford), adds a sense of setting to the story. The conflict becomes recognized in the next two lines, “It is usually best to roll them into the canyon: the road is narrow; to swerve might make more dead.” (Lines 3 and 4, Stafford).
They prohibited this because by killing the pregnant animals, they will have cut short the lives of future generations of that particular animal. By mistake a pregnant animal was injured they would take care of that animal and treat it until it got healed. There were animals which were feared and viewed to be a sign of bad luck. This belief helped them in conserving wild animals found in Embobut forest .A certain type of gazelle Cheptringich was viewed as a bad animal and represented bad luck. Whenever that animal crossed the path as they went for hunting they will cut short the journey it meant that but things might befall them.
He truly makes valid points which make the reader want to evaluate the morals that they have. Twain begins by providing the distinction of species stating that humans are the lower animals before starting his scientific research. His hidden sarcasm starts to show while he is trying to prove that he is a great scientist performing all his experiments in the London Zoological Gardens. As he continues to draw the reader in more, the reader starts to question and see why humans are a damned race. This first starts with Twain 's reading about an English earl that was entertained with a hunt killing seventy-two buffalo and leaving seventy-one and a half rotting.