Heart of Darkness Introduction

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Heart of Darkness is not an easy read, both because of the subject matter and Conrad's Impressionistic style. A 20-slide presentation introduces readers to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The presentation begins with a brief review of the European nation's claims to African territories. Other slides document the barbaric treatment of Congolese workers and introduce viewers to Imperialism, Modernism, and Impressionism.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the presentation to provide viewers with the historical background of King Leopold's rule of the Congo and to prepare them for Conrad's Impressionistic style
Classroom Considerations
  • The photographs reveal the brutality of the treatment of the workers
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  • An image of a painting by Monet demonstrates Impressionism
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