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wufufufu
07-18-2009, 06:51 PM
PLEASE HELP ME ;.;

do as much as youd like PLEASE!
i really need this
english is not my first language and im going to be a sophomore and the teachers gave me this for the summer

This is from book 1

1. What is the setting of this story?

Why is it important that the tide has just turned?

Why does the author spend so much time dealing with the light?

Who has the light?

Who has the darkness?

2. How is Marlow different from everyone else on that ship?

Is the audience civilized?

Is Marlow?

How will they react to this story?

How does the narrator predict they will react?

3. How did the Roman react to England?

What did England look like then?

How was it a "dark place"?

4. According to Marlow, what redeems "the conquest of the earth."

Why do you suppose he breaks off?

5. What does Marlow keep comparing the river to?

Why is that an interesting comparison?

6. Besides knitting, what do the two women do in the office?

What do they each seem to symbolize?

How might his Victorian English audience react to this?

5. Why did Fresleven go nuts?

Why did he die?

Why did the village become abandoned?

6. Marloweís Aunt calls her nephew an "emissary of light." What does she imagine her nephew is about to do?

Why doesnít he correct her?

7. What is the man-of-war doing?

Why?

What does this portend?

8. Describe the Companyís station.

Why do you suppose the natives allowed themselves to get bullied about so much?

9. Describe the accountant.

Why is he a "miracle"

Marlow clearly admires him. Why?

Is he a victim of the weak-eyed devil?

10. Describe the station manager

What was his supreme gift?

Why doesnít Marlow like him?

What might be the other meaning of having no "entrails."

11. What is the brick maker doing?

What is he waiting for?

12. Describe Kurtzís painting.

What do you suppose it means?

13. The station manager and the brick-maker are both upset at Kurtzís preeminence. Why?

What does this say about them?

How has Marlow lied to this man?

14. What is the problem with the rivets?

What does that show about this enterprise?

Why would the station manager not want the rivets to make it out?

15. What is wrong about the Eldorado Exploring Expedition?



Book 2

1. How does the station manager survive?

How does he plan to "beat" Kurtz?

2. Who was the crew of the steamboat?

How were they more civilied than the "pilgirms"

What, then, is the definition of "civilized."

3. What do the drums symbolize?

What does the forest seem to be doing?

4. What does the phrase "The earth seemed unearthly" mean?

How about "that was the worst of us, the suspicion that they werenít inhuman"?

5. What book do they discover?

What is admirable about the book?

6. When they wake up, eight miles from the station, what has happenned?

What color is the fog?

Why do you suppose that is?

7. Why does Marlow say the natives will not attack?

8. Why does Conrad kill the sounding man first?

What has the river come to symbolize?

In that case, why did the native helmsman die as well, and not the fireman?

How does the helmsman die?

How does Marlow drive the natives away?

9. What did he want to have from Kurtz?

Where else has the author mentioned just this point?

10. What is Kurtzís head like?

How does Conrad make that significant?

11. What was Kurtzís paper about?

What is odd about it?

What does he compare the scribble with at the end?

Where else have you seen this?

12. What role does the harlequin have?


Book 3

1. Describe the "harlequin"?

How old is he?

Why is he still alive?

Who might be similar to that today?

2. What was on the stakes outside of Kurtzís compound?

Which way were they pointed?

Who had they been?

3. How does Kurtz come to the boat?

How does Marlow describe him?

What symbols does Marlow use to describe Kurtz?

4. What weapons does Kurtz bring with him?

Why does he bring them?

5. Who is the "wild and gorgeous apparition of a woman."

What does Conrad pair her with?

10. What happens to Kurtz right before he dies?

What do his last words mean? (probably)

Why does Marlowe blow out the candle?

Why wonít Marlowe leave the dining room?

11. What does it mean "he had something to say."

How does that contrat Marlow?

How does that contrast the pilot?

Why was Kurtzí last words "a victory."

12. What does Marlow learn about Kurtz back in the city?

13. What does Marlow want to give up?

How has he gone about doing that?

14. Describe the Intended?

Earlier Marlow says that women live in beautiful worlds that we shouldnít disturb. How is that true here?

How is that feeling his downfall?

15. Did she know him truly?

What didnít she know?

Why doesnít Marlow tell her?

Why do you suppose she cries out "I knew it" at the end?

Thought Questions

Should he have said something else?

What, then, is the Heart of Darkness?

wufufufu
07-19-2009, 11:36 AM
Someone please!
I need it very soon

Doha
01-20-2010, 01:05 PM
Its long time,but never mind,ill answer some of the qs.
but youve to add some details,these are just a hints


5. What does Marlow keep comparing the river to?
to a snake

6. Besides knitting, what do the two women do in the office?

What do they each seem to symbolize?
they represent Fate!


12. Describe Kurtzís painting.

What do you suppose it means?
that he knows the reality!by painted a woman with a coverd eyes.

15. What is wrong about the Eldorado Exploring Expedition?
Irony.

7. Why does Marlow say the natives will not attack?
he can feel it.B\c of thier sounds.

How does Marlow describe him?
if you meant Kurts,he describes him as a VOICE all the time,b\c he`ll see him near the end only,when he is dying.

10. What happens to Kurtz right before he dies?
he cried " The horror the Horror! "

What do his last words mean? (probably)

a v.good q.
but there are many answers for this,just like the critics said that and the readers feel that.


wufufufu
thank you for these wonderful qs. and hope that you`ll come back one day,
to add some more material about the novel:D

Thank you again and again.
Yours,
Doha