Heart of Darkness - E-Guide
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#158 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200), Great Books of the Western World
Through Joseph Conrad’s gripping novel, Heart of Darkness, students will learn:
Historical Background: The history of Zaire and the Congo River Basin, commercial trade interests in the region in the 1800s, exploration, Leopold II and the subsequent exploitation of the area.
Author Biography: Learn about Joseph Conrad.
Before-You-Read Activities: Mini colonialism research paper, write an author biography, write about ships and transportation, mapping, comparison mini paper.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: foreshadowing, allusion, symbolism, death imagery, tone/mood, climax, theme, conflict, point of view, frame story, title analysis, pacing, repetition, lists, personification.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: darkness vs. light in scripture, heart and mind of man, evil, accountability to others, choosing wise companions, true belief, relying on God, consider what true faith is, lying, self-control,
Activities and Writing Assignments including character analysis, mapping journeys, compare/contrast ideas, time line story events, life lessons, passage analysis of tone, point of view change.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Heart of Darkness. Movie suggestions included.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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NOTE: This title is recommended for mature readers!
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- Recommended Grade Level:
- 10-12 recommended for mature readers
- Colonial Congo, Africa, 1890
- World Literature, Historical Literature
- Study Guide Author:
- Bethine Ellie
- For the Book By:
- Joseph Conrad
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 47 pages
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