The first thing I should admit is that I didn't follow the story very well. And it is good art when each person who sees and experiences it has his or her own special "take" on it... I bet it was a challenge to think of the ending to this story. I understand why though since it wasn’t clear that Kurt Dear Joseph Conrad This book was very confusing to read at first.Then I realized that that was actually a reason to write one. As happens from time to time the road demands all of my attention and I miss a passage. This short story had a lot of meaning once I got into it.Examining secondary sources from the 1900s to the 1990s, this "Guide" is an indispensable resource for the study of one of Conrad's most potent works.
It was, however, a good example of a story that wasn't particularly for or against African Colonialism, but instead mostly just told book gives you that nice warm delicious feeling in your tummy IF you understand it.
Its definitely one of the most dense books i've ever come across and no one should be forced to read it.
I may give it another try in ten years or so, and see if the problem is with me...
While I can honestly say that I enjoy Heart of Darkness, it's definitely dense reading material.
I think that people who were confused by "Heart of Darkness" probably didn't read "Youth" beforehand.
"Youth" is almost like a preface for "Heart," and I would imagine that it would be hard to contextualize without the earlier work.
Consider heading in to work in the morning and listening to music. Especially since Kurtz’s girlfriend was morning a year after his death.
You would have no problem singing along with the song and following the tune without incident. He uses a trip, up river, to discover mankind, or at least, one way men can be. I suppose some would say this is a "man's" book, but I disagree. The points of insanity were very strong and caught a lot of interest. If, he was an idiot, he could never be able to use his advantages to control the inner land, the heart of darkness.
I followed the story so poorly that I hesitated to even write a review. I listen to audio books on my drive to and from work. The settings and plot didn’t make sense sometimes but after reading the pages repeatedly, it made sense.
Then I realized that that was actually a reason to write one. As happens from time I listened to this book on audio from discs I got at the library. It is a special thing that lets one neatly slide a corner of reality into it, and it's illuminated by the art. This short story had a lot of meaning once I got into it.