Heart Of Darkness

Heart Of Darkness

The Visions of Light Vs Darkness When Joseph Conrad composed Heart of Darkness he created a literary masterpiece which embodied the essence of light contrasting with darkness. Throughout the novel Conrad constantly utilizes the images of light and dark and uses them to mold a vision, which the reader is then able to use to decipher the literal and metaphorical meanings of the novel. As Conrad said, ? my task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feel- it is, before all, to make you see.? (Crankshaw 34) In Heart of Darkness Conrad makes the reader ?see? by absorbing into every aspect possible of the book images of lightness and darkness. The light and dark images of the novel contrast not only each other but them selves allowing the reader to envision the struggle one encounters once they have met with the darkness in their heart. The setting, symbols, and the characters each contain light and dark images create the center theme of the novel. The physical setting of the novel plays a major role in the journey through Heart of Darkness in both a physical

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