The Danger of Self-Knowledge in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This essay explores the views of author Joseph Conrad and takes a deep look into his novel “Heart of Darkness”. It takes a look at self-knowledge and its true implications.

“Many cultures have long-established rituals of isolation in nature, ways for an individual to return to his natural state, learn more about what it is to be human, and finally to return to his culture with this new self-knowledge. But what happens when the individual never makes that journey back and remains isolated, entirely distant from society?”

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