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Clifford Geertz and Joseph Conrad
Uses Clifford Geertz's method of understanding a culture to analyze Joseph Conrad's novel, "Heart of Darkness".
# 45712 | 770 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 19, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)


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This paper takes the approach, used by Clifford Geertz in "Islam Observed", of understanding culture through metaphor. The paper points out that Geertz used man as a metaphor for society and the contradictions within man as a metaphor for the greater contradictions within society. It then goes on to analyze Joseph Conrad's book, "Heart of Darkness", by analyzing the characters in the novel as though they were a metaphor for the different aspects of European society of that period.

From the Paper:

"Kurtz figure hangs over the entire novel like an extremely intriguing enigma. Everything we hear about him initially is a positive he is a man of the utmost learning and the greatest kindness and ability who seems to have gained everyone's respect. But something about him has gone wrong and something has changed him."

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