Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Light and Dark
Two Knitting Women
Flies
Heads on Sticks
Language
The Accountant
The Doctor
Kurtz's Painting
God Imagery
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Voyage and Return
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Events
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Characters
Charlie Marlow
Charlie Marlow Timeline
Mr. Kurtz
Mr. Kurtz Timeline
The Manager
The Manager Timeline
The Brickmaker
The Brickmaker Timeline
The Harlequin
The Harlequin Timeline
The Intended
The Intended Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Companion
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Good vs. Evil
Good vs. Evil Quotes
Man and the Natural World
Man and the Natural World Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Women and Femininity
Women and Femininity Quotes
Exploration
Exploration Quotes
Madness
Madness Quotes
Language and Communication
Language and Communication Quotes
Fear
Fear Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Time
Time Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Liver of Lightheadedness
Liver of Lightheadedness Flashcards
Liver of Lightheadedness True or False
Eyeballs of Enlightenment
Eyeballs of Enlightenment Flashcards
Eyeballs of Enlightenment True or False
Essay
Teaching Heart of Darkness
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Music and Heart of Darkness: John Powell’s “Rhapsodie Negre”
Create a Radio Play
Inspired by Coppola’s Film Apocalypse Now
Inspired by Historical Maps of the Congo
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Photos
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