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Heart of Darkness
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"Heart Of Darkness"
By Joseph Conrad
Write about a main character who is presented as an outsider or isolated from the people and/or society around him.
Show how the novelist creates this impression and discuss how effective you think it is in conveying an important theme of the novel.
In Joseph Conrad's "Heart Of Darkness",the main character, Marlow, is presented as an outsider and is isolated from the people and the society which surround him. Conrad creates this impression through the use of various literary techniques and by doing this, Conrad conveys an important theme of the novel - isolation.
From the first time his character is introduced to the reader, Marlow is described as a different and unusual individual. In the opening scene of the novel, where they are on board "The Nellie" on the Thames, the opening characters are all addressed with a certain title, for example, "The Director of Companies" and "The Accountant", whereas Marlow is just given his own name, immediately implying that he is different compared to everyone else on board the ship. He is also described in appearance as an unusual person:
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