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Critical Reading: Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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This short course guides Thinkers to a critical reading of Heart of Darkness. It helps Thinkers consider the political background of the novel and its modern relevance. It will: Discuss the author Discuss some of the main themes/symbols Consider whether the novel should be read now Consider different ways of reading the novel Address how the novel is relevant. Content of this course: 1. Questions to get you started 2. Thinking about the author 3. Political context of the book 4. Interpretations of this book 5. Discussion of ‘the horror’ 6. Should we read this book? 7. Themes and Symbols 8. Possible questions for essay writing

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