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    tears, the stories and experiences of what used to be, that is culture. And every beating heart, every eager soul, every smile and every frown are common characteristics that we fortunately all share with people of all cultures around the world. No matter from what walk of life you’re in, where you came from, or what experiences you have made for yourself, we are all connected. We are connected by our memories, our stories, our journeys. People know this, and sociologist like Carl Jung, Joseph…

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    Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, once wrote, “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature” (153). When writing Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad did not have to create living people because the majority of his characters are accurate representations of the people in his life. In fact, the main character, Charlie Marlow, can be viewed as an autobiographical figure. Conrad’s novel accounts…

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    Racism is a difficult trait to define, and to recognize. It is often hard to decipher what is actually racist, and what just comes across as such. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is the story of one man’s account of being an ivory transporter, down the Congo River. During the voyage, there are many encounters with African Natives, and many of those encounters reflect negatively on the natives. The white men who dominate the storyline are demeaning towards the natives, and paint them as being…

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    Journey apply to all stories in the media? Joseph Campbell deduced from researching myths and legends that all stories are connected by one big circle of storytelling, the monomyth. He concluded that they all have a similar path of journey from beginning to end, success to failure, and life to death. I believe that his Hero’s Journey theory is actually correct to compare all the stories in the media to the same path, and we just don’t realize we’re watching the same story all the time. From…

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    What Happened In Nauvoo?

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    their prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr. Situated on a bend of the Mississippi River in Hancock County, Nauvoo grew rapidly during the next seven years as a flood of Latter Day Saints settled in the area. Finally, it would seem that the Mormons had found a place, a holy city where they could practice their faith without the fear of persecution from others. Unfortunately, the peace would not last long due to many different reasons that will be explored in this paper. The Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith…

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    darkness to tell his personal story about the journey he took through the Congo. This quote has both a literal and figurative meaning, where the reader must go beyond the text to truly comprehend the message of the author, Joseph Conrad. When reading this passage, it may appear that as Marlow and his crew go deeper into the Congo, the men become savage-like due to all the darkness, or evil, they are surrounded by. Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, is a story about two men’s realization…

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    The novella Heart of Darkness written by Joseph Conrad in 1899, which is set in the Congo, Africa in 1890. It is based on the narrator Charles Marlow travels to the Congo, in the heart of Africa to relieve a brilliant ivory trader named Krutz, who is working for the Belgium Government. Rudyard Kipling described Imperialism as the “White man’s burden” as in his writings he shows that European countries were travelling to help stabilize and grow the economy in countries that needed it. However,…

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    He illustrated that no matter how strong someone’s beliefs and morals are, once they are placed into a world of no rules and regulations, the greediness and their own savage self will shine through. In this story, darkness was not only shown through the disturbing acts of racism, but was also shown as an unforgiving force that eventually drove all of the characters to drop the holds of society and civilization and showed through their actions. “Conrad implied…

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    Conrad interprets the overwhelming of power through a character he presents called Kurtz. Kurtz was a very pristine individual. The story line starts in the deep jungles of Africa with Mr. Kurtz. He has business to attend to but when he was located in Marlow he was not himself. Conrad portrays Kurtz to be this very intelligent English high class person. ”Incidentally he gave me the…

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    Joseph Campbell, a mythologist, writer and lecturer, discovers common patterns of hero myths and stories that are told from around the world which are still relevant today. Campbell acknowledges the main steps to a mythic hero’s journey, such as the call to adventure, refusal of the call, crossing of the first threshold, and the belly of the whale. The film Divergent reveals these steps of a hero’s journey. Divergent is essentially about the government controlling society by dividing them into…

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