SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as imperialism and colonialism, the absurdity of morality, and horror and despondency. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics.
Heart of Darkness tells the story of Marlow, who is hired as a steamboat captain for a Belgian colonial firm that trades in ivory in Africa. Along his journey through the Congo, he begins to discover the bureaucracy and the violence of the colonial endeavor, epitomized by Kurtz - an ivory trader who has become untethered from traditional conceptions of morality while in the jungle.
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