Heart of Darkness (2)

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Heart of Darkness (2) 20:31 Neither enemies nor criminals P. 1902 (marlow) Savages Raw matter What is the other??? Reduces the “other” Easier to see inhumanity rather than humanity The humans are inhuman It’s a suspicion, not a knowledge Distancing The “other” Different In reference to Kurtz An alien Remote Denies all human connection (1925) “we live as we dream…alone” Not just about the barriers of recognition…but about all people Inaccessibility of the “other” Theme of imperial era fiction Representation Happens all the time Human desire: we want someone to recognize us Self-consciousness is playing out trauma of recognition in our own mind Divides human history into a struggle of those who recognize and those who don’t Evidence for what kind of recognition is taking place Based on subjugation Based on collaboration
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Seems like recognition “the earth seemed unearthly…” left side Literary tradition BEFORE largely about Britain only Common culture We are ALL English
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course ENG 216 taught by Professor Ewell during the Fall '10 term at Wisconsin.

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