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Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad. (1 Viewer)


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I am currently studying this book in my literature class. (I'm in my final year of school so we have a big assessment on the text).
I am REALLY struggling with it.
I have read the frist 50 pages alone, stuggle to keep concentration, and don't really understand it. We go over every page in class but I am still really struggling with it. I don't understand a lot of the history we are talking about and terminology. Our assessment on the novel is on 'views and values'...but I don't get it!
I baught the study guide and just find myself so lost with it.
Has anyone read it? Can anyone help me out? DESPERATELY!!

My assessment is on the 3rd of April.



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My AP English class just finished covering Heart of Darkness...as my english teacher has said several times, "It's a very dense text..." Hence the discussing every single page in class. I might be able to help you out with understanding it...what exactly do you need help with? The plot, the themes, the point of view?


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Sparknotes have some great notes and discussion on it. For some reason, I've studied it three times already. Try the search function too, because I remember there being a HOD thread on WF awhile back. Let us know what your topic is or what exactly you need help with.