Redeemtion In The Heart Of Darkness And Great Expectations
The idea of redemption is an idea that has existed for as long as humanity has. Therefore, it should be no surprise to see the idea of redemption in the literature of many different periods. However, what is surprising is the way that different periods such as the Victorian period and the Modern period each portray redemption in different ways. Joseph Conrad?s Heart of Darkness, which is considered a Modern period work, deals with redemption mainly through the character of Kurtz. Moreover, his self-redemption, just before he dies, he realizes all he has done and that it was wrong and far from what he originally came there to do, and by doing this redeems himself at least in his mind. In addition, Charles Dickens? Great Expectations, which is considered a Victorian period work, expresses the idea through many of the characters, however the best example is Pip. Who gives redemption through forgiveness and receives it through forgiveness.
The character of Kurtz is a very crucial one in the interpretation of the story as a whole. Marlow describes Kurtz as being created by all of Europe. He was one of the best
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