Reading Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness requires close reading, but students often struggle to read the text with sufficient depth and complexity. For that reason, I developed this second set of close reading passages from Chapter 1. The four passages included in this set come from Marlow's first interaction with the accountant and the sensitive scenes that follow. Each passages comes with a set of analytical questions. Two of the passages included an opportunity for students to engage in biographical criticism focused on Conrad's attitude toward his African characters. This is a perfect set for AP Lit.
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Pairs with Introducing Historical and Biographical Literary Criticism
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