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Conrad's Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer (Cliffs Notes)
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come to understand how each ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 5th 2000 by Cliffs Notes
(first published January 1st 2000)
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Very useful while reading both stories. But sometimes I really have trouble swallowing this symbolic stuff. I mean (paraphrasing some stuff on The Secret Sharer):
Leggatt's hair is black and came out of the water. And the scorpion died in black ink. So the scorpion represents Leggatt and tells us that Leggatt is violent and nasty, just like the scorpion.Yeah, right. Some of the other stuff I can believe, but how much of this is what the author really intended, and how much is the critic/analyst s ...more