di·chot·o·myâ€¨dÄ«ËˆkätÉ™mÄ“/â€¨nounâ€¨1. a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.â€¨synonyms: contrast, difference, polarity, conflict;
Joesph Conrad's novella "Heart of Darkness" present to the reader a story of human horror, in the setting of imperialist Africa. The timelessness of this text comes from the vagueness of the historical setting and the universal ambiguity of the characters. The focus of our reading oft his text has been on moral indecisiveness. â€¨In a minimum six page paper, choose a dichotomy that is represented in the text and trace its relationship and evolution as Marlow journeys to Kurtz. â€¨Your paper needs to include a works cited page with a minimum of five sources. This paper needs to be in MLA format.
Some dichotomies that we have brought up in class include:â€¨interior/exteriorâ€¨Europe/Africaâ€¨light/darkâ€¨knowledge/ignoranceâ€¨right/wrongâ€¨men/womanâ€¨black/whiteâ€¨pilgrims/cannibalsâ€¨good/evilâ€¨religion/heathenâ€¨civilization/barbarismâ€¨These are only a few examples. You are free to choose which ever dichotomy most interest you, or create your own.
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