Major Works Data Sheet.pdf - Major Works Data Sheet Your Name Major Works Data Sheet In this column choose five quotations from the text one focusing on

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Unformatted text preview: 9/19/2019 Major Works Data Sheet Your Name _________________________________________ Major Works Data Sheet In this column, choose five quotations from the text, one focusing on each of the following literary elements: Theme "Near the same tree two more bundles of acute angles sat with their legs drawn up. One, with his chin propped on his knees, stared at nothing, in an intolerable and appalling manner, his brother phantom rested its forehead, as if overcome with a great weariness.. and after a time let his woolly head fall on his breastbone." Characterization "But it was a beautiful piece of writing. The opening paragraph, however, in the light of later information, strikes me now as ominous...This was the unbounded power of eloquence of words - of burning noble words." Setting "Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns—and even convictions." Symbolism "A continuous shower of small flies streamed upon the lamp, upon the cloth, upon our hands and faces" In this column, analyze the significance of your quotations. Allow the following questions to guide your responses: Why is this important? What does this reveal? Why does the author say it this way? What is the tone/mood of this passage? This quote encompasses the theme of race by describing how terribly the slaves were treated. This is an example of the consequences of imperialism as the slaves are mistreated and overworked and left to die on their own. They are treated in such an inhumane way that Marlow refers to them as "bundles", "phantoms", and "creatures". They are so downgraded that cannot even be seen as humans. In this quote, Marlow comments on Kurtz's writing. This contributes to Marlow's characterization as it shows that he is enamored with Kurtz. Even though the words are frightening, Marlow admires his eloquence and sense of idealism and is deeply moved by his words. Marlow tells the story as he is on a ship to Congo river in Africa, and later abroad the Nellie on the Thames river. In this quote, it discusses how while everyone was aboard the ship for months at a time, they had plenty of time to tell stories and discover each other's psyches. Flies are a symbol of death in this story. This quote occurs when Kurtz dies. Flies also appear in the chapter one when an agent dies. flvs/educator_aplit_v10… 1/2 9/19/2019 Major Works Data Sheet Imagery "'I am lying here in the dark waiting for death.' The light was within a foot of his eyes" Darkness and light is used throughout the novel as imagery in both a positive and negative light. In this quote, the image of darkness is portrayed negatively as it is associated with death and blindness. Kurtz thinks he is in pure darkness because he cannot distinguish between light and dark. To Kurtz, light and dark are the same because he feels he will remain forever in perpetual darkness whether in the Congo or death. 43 Close This Window flvs/educator_aplit_v10… 2/2 ...
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