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Motif 1: Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad, 1902
Famous for: THE HORROR! THE HORROR!

In Heart of Darkness, there’s a lot of darkness. Darkness in the form of imperialism. Darkness in the depths of the human soul. And then there’s the dark jungle, and the dark sky that hangs over the telling of this story and … Say, you don’t think Conrad’s main motif in Heart of Darkness could be, well, darkness, do you?

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