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Humanities Exam 2- Heart of Darkness
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Joseph Conrad's ethnic origins
How long Conrad worked at sea
The types of positions Conrad held
Crew member, steward, unofficial apprentice, able-bodied seaman, third mate, second mate, first mate, master
Conrad in the Congo Free State
He was the commander of a steamboat on the Congo River. Observed King Leopold's Reign of Terror which was the inspiration for Heart of Darkness.
The critics' response to Conrad's writings
Critics usually commented favorably about Conrad's work but thought that the public would not appreciate it.
How Heart of Darkness was published
First published as a three-part serial and then included in the book Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories
Film adaptations of Heart of Darkness
Playhouse 90, Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness
Who is the narrator at the beginning of Heart of Darkness?
The protagonist of Heart of Darkness. Marlow is philosophical, independent-minded, and generally skeptical of those around him. He is also a master storyteller, eloquent and able to draw his listeners into his tale. Although Marlow shares many of his fellow Europeans' prejudices, he has seen enough of the world and has encountered enough debased white men to make him skeptical of imperialism.
The boat where Marlow tells his fellow sailors about the events that led to his appointment as captain
Where is the story being told?
Along the Congo River in England
Actual name of the Company
Anglo-Belgian India-Rubber Company
Who got Marlow his job with the Company?
What Marlow's job with the Company is to be
Marlow's predecessor as captain of the steamer. He is, by all accounts a good-tempered, nonviolent man, was killed in a dispute over some hens, apparently after striking a village chief.
A door that leads to the schemes and bureaucracy of an empire that holds the fate of millions in its hand
The "door of darkness"
What the French warship is doing
Firing into a forest for no discernible reason
What Marlow foresaw after he met the chain gang of condemned prisoners
Kurtz the devil
The condition of the natives at the Company's station
Poor and malnourished
The Company's chief accountant
Rich, oblivious to dying people, wore all white to show superiority
How the accountant describes Mister Kurtz
"First Class Agent" of the Company
What the Company's stations trade for
The condition of Marlow's steamer at the Central Station
Sunken and broken
The chief agent of the Company in its African territory, who runs the Central Station. He owes his success to a hardy constitution that allows him to outlive all his competitors. He is average in appearance and unremarkable in abilities, but he possesses a strange capacity to produce uneasiness in those around him, keeping everyone sufficiently unsettled for him to exert his control over them.
The General Manager
What the general manager inspires in Marlow
Why the general manager is worried about Mister Kurtz
He says he is sick
How long it took to fix the steamer
How the brickmaker of the Central Station describes Mister Kurtz
Prodigy and universal genius
The problem of the rivets
Sent to wrong place, long time to get to right place, too many
A group of white men intent on tearing treasure out of the bowels of the land
The Eldorado Exploring Expedition
The leader of the Eldorado Expedition
Station manager's Uncle
Description of the fireman on the steamer
An "improved specimen"
Author of an "An Inquiry into some Points of Seamanship"
The type of natives comprising the steamer's crew
The bumbling, greedy agents of the Central Station. They carry long wooden staves with them everywhere, reminding Marlow of traditional religious travelers. They all want to be appointed to a station so that they can trade for ivory and earn a commission, but none of them actually takes any effective steps toward achieving this goal. They are obsessed with keeping up a veneer of civilization and proper conduct, and are motivated entirely by self-interest. They hate the natives and treat them like animals, although in their greed and ridiculousness they appear less than human themselves.
What happens to the steamer just before it arrives at the Inner Station
The Natives open fire on the steamer
Kurtz's ethnic background
Mom's side is German dad's is English so he is cosmopolitan
The International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs
Attempt to criticize the colonialist impulse of Conrad's historical time
What Kurtz says about how whites appear to natives in his report to the International Society
Like supernatural beings (gods)
The letter Kurtz wrote regarding the civilization of the natives
Russian man who helps Kurtz and dresses in colorful patched clothing
The owner of the sailors' book found at the abandoned hut
The nationality of the harlequin
What's on the posts outside Kurtz's building
Heads of the natives
The attitude of the natives to Mister Kurtz
They worshipped him
How Kurtz first appears in the story
Normal. Marlow meets him in the station while being strapped down by the natives
Mister Kurtz's and the manager's relationship
They did not get along
Who ordered the attack on the steamer
Mister Kurtz's last words
The horror, the horror
What Marlow tells The Intended about Kurtz's last word
Says Kurtz's last words were her name
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