of Penn State called Behrend. I read it for a literature class dealing with short
really hasn?t moved-up any spots on my list of favorites. Although I really
didn?t care for the story, I did notice quite a bit of symbolism throughout the
can find many, many other examples of the usage of black and white to
some objects that Conrad uses to create a symbolism. Take, for example, the
know, but if you ask me the manager wishes that the wax actually was Kurtz.
I think that the oil painting that was done by Kurtz shows that he was
completely aware of what was going on and what he was getting himself into.
I also noticed that grass was mentioned a lot in the story. I remember from
my class at Behrend that the professor mentioned that Conrad liked to
include a lot of references to Biblical scripture in his works. I can?t remember
what it was supposed to mean, but I think that the grass has something to do
ever read, there were a lot of interesting things that it gave me to think about.
you be if you could make all of the rules?? You know, the longer that I sit
here and think about that question the more that I think I would be horrible.
To have the power to make all of the rules that you want…to do
ANYTHING that you wanted to do, whenever, wherever and to whomever
would probably go around making up all kinds of laws that I always thought
I?m pretty sure that I would end up having some people executed (i.e.-ALL
their asses alive). I can only think of a couple of people that would pay dearly
due to the fact that my laws would apply to ?crimes? that took place as far
back as I saw fit. This would only include a couple of people that I have been
acquainted with in the past. Obviously, complete power is a very scary thing.
I think that, given the opportunity, a large portion of the citizens of the world
would abuse the power given to them. I think that people would just get so
caught up in the immenseness of their power, they would just end up losing
control and doing things that they normally wouldn?t even think of doing.