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Unformatted text preview: Part 1-There is a nameless narrator who introduces Marlow, the story teller-Marlow and 4 other men are sailing down the Thames River-The nameless narrator is thinking about all the other English colonizers that may have gone down this river before them.-Marlow calls this “one of the dark places on Earth”. –first reference to darkness-Marlow thinks of the Romans conquering old Britain.-Marlow tells f his time as a freshwater sailor-There were no readily available ships, so he joined the Company, replacing a man names Fresleven-Marlow signs papers then goes to a doctor-The doctor measures his skull, then asks about madness in his family. Marlow gets defensive-Marlow visits his aunt to say good bye.-His aunt thinks the Company is going there to civilize the people-Marlow calls all women naïve, possibly sexist, maybe due to women’s roles back then, staying inside all the time may have made it an actuality-Marlow begins his journey-He sees some natives-He sees a French ship shooting into the darkness of the forest, obviously there was no one there...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Various during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07