Essays Tagged: "Congo River"

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

ing on.Conrad's Heart of Darkness, deals with the account of Marlow, a narrator of a journey up the Congo River into the heart of Africa, into the jungle, his ultimate destination. Marlow is commissio ...

(9 pages) 295 0 2.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

with mystery. You wouldn't think that somebody would be simply crazy to go and take a trip down the Congo river. He has heard some aspects about the place, and the way it seems to suck the visitors in ... ling him with help that he might need. And yet, Marlow needs Kurtz.Yet, there is the mystery of the Congo river. It has a way with the people that come into it and try to explore it's orgins. It seems ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Colonization of Mongo basin :Effects

The Congo basin is a vast area of land in Africa which straddles the Equator. Itshistorical records begi ... land in Africa which straddles the Equator. Itshistorical records begin with the 'discovery of the Congo River by the Potugese'.(Nelson1994:2) This land was inhabited long before European arrival, th ... is area. This essay will delineate the short term and lastingeffects of European Imperialism in the Congo basin in regard mostly to the Mongo.To evaluate the changes which took place with the arrival ...

(8 pages) 85 0 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Country of Congo

The Republic of Congo is a very interesting country made up of many kinds of people. It became an independent countr ... ting country made up of many kinds of people. It became an independent country on August 15th 1960. Congo's estimated population is 2,800,000, with about 8 people per square mile. Most of the populati ... square mile. Most of the population lives by the capital, Brazzaville. About forty-five percent of Congo belongs to the Kongo Group. The Kongo Group is a group of farmers who live southwest of Brazza ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Heart of Darkness.

s anchored in the River Thames.An anonymous narrator listens to Marlow's tale of his journey up the Congo River together with the Director of Companies, the Accountant, and the Lawyer.What we read is ... a Belgian Company, he is able to secure a job as a Steamboat Captain to ferry supplies on the River Congo.He eventually arrives at the Company's Outer Station in the Congo.He witnesses a scene of deso ...

(36 pages) 221 1 2.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Interesting facts and history on the Mississippi River.

of the continental United States, not including Alaska. It is third in size only to the Amazon and Congo River basins. The greater part of this vast region is enormously fertile, which makes the Miss ...

(5 pages) 50 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Travel Brochure on Africa - Great info on many things, with beautiful pictures

all, of course, done at your own risk.THE RIVERSFour great rivers found in Africa are the Nile, the Congo, the Niger, and the Zambezi. The Congo River system is the largest south of the Sahara. Meande ... . The Congo River system is the largest south of the Sahara. Meandering for almost 2,700 miles, the Congo crosses the equator twice over. This river would be a great source of hydroelectricity, for ev ...

(5 pages) 91 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Congo river

History 112May 20, 2002 Marlow who tells the story of his journey up the Congo River in search of an ivory trader named Kurtz, who is praised as the best ivory hunter by all ... by his fiancés family, so he became an ivory trader to raise his status. He then enters the Congo in pursuit of riches, and finds himself to be very suscesfull in the ivory trade. Once Kurtz f ... greed of money and power take control. He has become so greedy for ivory, which has no value in the Congo. That he has threatened to kill the Russian who, looked after him through two illnesses, over ...

(3 pages) 21 0 2.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Heart of Darkness

ain character, Charlie Marlow, and his struggle. Marlow's catharsis in the novel, as he goes to the Congo, rests on how he visualizes the effects of imperialism. The main character experienced a "sea ... lived.The main character, Marlow, is asked by the organization for which he works to travel to the Congo River and report to them about Mr. Kurtz, a top notch officer of theirs. Marlow's journey into ...

(2 pages) 30 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a story of Marlow's journey down the Congo River to find a man named Kurtz.

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a story of Marlow's journey down the Congo River to find a man named Kurtz. In the book Conrad uses light to symbolize any matter that is ... n and terrible treatment that the natives endured. As Marlow (protagonist) travels further down the Congo the darker his perception of the environment around him becomes and the less light that is pre ... Marlow starts his journey with a naïve belief about the value of the European presence in the Congo; this belief changes into a greater understanding of humanity as he travels through the Congo ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

English -"Heart of Darkness" Questions

hough Kurtz's body is destroyed, his brain remains fine but his soul corrupt. While questing up the Congo River, Kurtz had become the heart of darkness, his soul being corrupt full of evil. "Being alo ... ing. Therefore Kurtz's words were left open for interpretation. During Kurtz's conquest through the Congo River in Africa he became very ill. Kurtz's illness later became a mental issue causing an inn ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How and why did Coppola transform Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" into "Apocalypse Now"?

techniques. Heart of Darkness is a novel where Marlow, the protagonist, recounts his journey on the Congo River during the Leopold period of history. Similarly, Apocalypse Now is a film about Willard, ... k never mentions any specific names, Heart of Darkness is critical of Leopold's exploitation of the Congolese people. Marlow describes the natives with derogatory language such as "they were dying slo ...

(4 pages) 28 0 4.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

r of the story, Marlow, engages in a story about his experience as a steamship captain going up the Congo River, where he was hired on by a Belgian Trading company. Marlow on his expedition is introdu ... ewhat autobiographical because Conrad was drawing on his experience from his six month stint in the Congo. Therefore Marlow is in a sense a manifestation from Conrad himself so Marlow's opinion on the ...

(5 pages) 27 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Aspects of Human Nature in "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

anity and its complexity. This novel is set up in two different locations, the Thames River and the Congo River. Conrad uses these two rivers to represent the different cultures that clash in this nov ... to describe this "enlightened" culture such as violent, death, brooding gloom, and more. While the Congo River represents the uncivilized native inhabitants that are described as "utter savagery" (Co ...

(4 pages) 18 1 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Congo River: The Defeat

The Congo River began as dark and horrific to the reader as the story began totake place. Marlow first d ... of trees. Tothe virgin eye, the jungle would seem like a horrific place. However, the horror on theCongo River and the expedition itself was not only apparent in the environmentalsurroundings. When K ... Joseph Conrad, Marlow undergoes a series of horrificevents that leads him into the darkness of the Congo.As the story opens, Marlow tells the reader of his passion for maps andexpedition. Marlow has ...

(3 pages) 513 0 0.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Heart Of Darkness

ck strings deeply planted in the human heart. Story of a young Englishman Marlow's adventure up the Congo River, Conrad paints a surreal yet harshly concrete tale evolving around the disturbances of t ... stern colonialism with the last uncharted puzzle of humanity. His impenetrable nature, more so than Congo it seems, dazzles and puzzles the natives as well as the whites who attempt to gain a better s ...

(1 pages) 10 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Hatchet

This African tribe has lots of interests. The Congo or Kongo has made some beautiful art work in the past years. The Kongo Kingdom, Geography and ... e past years. The Kongo Kingdom, Geography and the art work are a big part of their culture. Modern Congo still has part of the ancient Kongo's culture, but now new inventions, tools and food are now ... are now part of their culture. This makes the life much easier.The Kongo Kingdom is a state of the Congo regions (Groiler Multimedia Encyclopedia,K) The Kongo Kingdom is located in modern Zaire, Cong ...

(3 pages) 7 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Heart Of Darkness

scientific revolution of the late 1800's and early 1900's. Heart of Darkness takes place along the Congo River, which runs through Africa. During Conrad's time imperialistic powers of outside nations ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Heart Of Darkness

an atmosphere of greed. The centers around Marlow, an introspective sailor, and his journey up the Congo River to meet Kurtz, a reportedly idealistic man of great abilities. Marlow takes a job with t ... tic man of great abilities. Marlow takes a job with the Company piloting a steamship in the Belgian Congo. Marlow encounters widespread idiocy and absurd inefficiency in the Company's stations. The na ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Heart Of Darkness Vs. The Turn Of The Screw

of the Screw Charlie Marlow, thirty-two years old, has always "followed the sea". His voyage up the Congo River, however, is his first experience in freshwater travel. Marlow didn't think of going to ... characters have come to a realization. Marlow takes into account the horrifying surroundings of the Congo, while Miss Jessel begins to see suspicious behavior in the children. In the Heart of Darkness ...

(4 pages) 1662 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers