Heart Of Darkness “And this also,” said Marlow Suddenly, “has been one of the dark places of the earth.” He was the only man who still “followed the sea.” The worst that could be said of him was that he did not represent his class. Why did you think that this exert was the most significant? I thought this exert was most significant because I thought that when Marlows first words were “And this also has been one of the dark places of the earth,” introduce the image of darkness that dominates the whole story. From this point on Marlow tells the main narrative. The darkness of the title is the major theme of the book, but the meaning of that darkness is never clearly defined. Darkness stands for the unknown and the unknowable, and darkness is Conrads image for everything he most dreaded. “The Heart of Darkness” stands for many things such as, the interior of the jungle, The Doctor’s own sick heart, and maybe the heart of every person.
Why do you think that this book should or should not be on the reading list for English? I think that this book should be on the reading list even though that I thought personally that the book was extremely boring, drepressing and long. The author still managed to make very good points, good morals and meanings. I think this book is an example of a classic literature novel that tells a good sailor story, and I think the author (Joseph Conrad ) is known for his massive writing skills. Who would you recommend to read this book? If you’re anything like me, you are not going to enjoy this book: but on the other hand, if you really like sailing and you like hearing a sailor tell an old sailing story, then this is the book is for you. If you are the type of kid that appreciates a journey that you learn something from, then you would like this book. If I was going to recommend this book to a male or a female, then I would recommend this book to a male because boys tend to like storires about the water and boats better than girls.