Heart of Darkness (3)

Heart of Darkness (3) - pleasant boat in London P. ???...

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Heart of Darkness (3) 20:33 P. 1927 Marlow is talking about the pamphlet that Kurtz has read What does he mean by Brutes? Appearance of the word savages on the same page…linkage Things that were once clear now seem really fuzzy What is the heart of darkness really about? What does the title mean? Is it a place? Like Northanger abbey? Is it the interiority of Kurtz? Is it the meaning of the text? The darkness? P. 1893 top Suggests the meaning is interiority Up the river Figure out Kurtz Memory is always distorted! Meaning? Enveloping! In the haze it’s obscure Marlow’s tale (as a narrator) Interior meaning is dark Exterior is hazy The whole narration is working to keep us away from meaning Meaning is remote, hard to grasp, beyond control FRAGMENTATION! Modernist We don’t know where to look
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He says it’s “challenging”…so that makes it modernist? What? Interruptions Conrad does this so we don’t forget that it is a framed narration and that we are actually on a
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Unformatted text preview: pleasant boat in London P. ??? Marlow says do you see him? About representation Not a clear impression Like a dream He was silent for a while Breaks Marlows narrative Dramatic! We live as we dream, alone Representation Kurtz is just a voice P. 1937 Kurtzs voice is booming and poetic P. 1939 Marlows interpretation of Kurtz, finally face to face The threat of darkness What if we dont believe Marlows interpretation? Everything turns into a haze (well, obviouslystupid conclusion) Conrad has given us this really complicated discussion of meaning revealing When you think about meaning, it is usually something to be grasped or penetrated Its controlled or its penetrated (good explanation!!!!?????) What could meaning mean if you dont grasp it Its a challenge It happens outside of the text Example from Achebe: he refuses to read HoD ironically 20:33 20:33...
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