Darkness Essay Topics

The old Nurse’s story

  Not to mention that it had a forbidden area called the ‘east wing, which was never opened. ‘ People never dreamt of going there. Then we have the ‘Darkness Out There’, this story is based in a very similar way. It is based in a house, which is at the end of a forbidden… View Article

Heart of Darkness

Kurtz is the man who Marlow searches for through the Congo. Marlow’s search develops into an obsession and when the search has ended, he only finds a shadow of a man that was once Kurtz. Kurtz was a man who had achieved great things in his life, inspiring each person he had come across and… View Article

The Darkness out there

  She ‘beseeches the doctor’s aid’; she sees the ‘hopelessness of human assistance’; and there is a ‘desperate earnestness in her manner that goes to the young man’s heart’. The plot builds up by keeping the reader puzzled about the unknown person who needs the doctors help. The doctor cannot understand why he cannot help… View Article

The Darkness Out There

In this essay I am going to compare the differences and similarities between, the opening chapter of a nineteenth century novel called ‘Great Expectations’ written by Charles Dickens, and a modern short story called ‘The Darkness Out There’ written by Penelope Lively. Great Expectations is a child-hood memory, told by an adult. The story is about… View Article

Realism and/ or modernism

Marlow seems to alienate himself from urban society in favour of a wasteland. However, it can be said that this was a positive sacrifice. The Africans may have seen the modern bureaucratic Europe as a sterile and materialistic wasteland. Here we see Conrad prompting the reader to reassess his or her own opinions and interpretations… View Article

Mary Shelley tell us about the education

“Nothing could exceed in beauty the contrast between these two excellent creatures” – has also learnt to think logically, to reason, given very well laid out reasons as to why they are so beautiful, backing up his argument. The next thing is one of the most important things which VC learns – it is a… View Article

Living in Darkness

Living in darkness is something that a lot of people can relate to when reading certain poems, stories and plays. The dark setting is common in literature as it transmits to the reader the emotions that the author and characters feel. This is demonstrated by three different works where the element of darkness and abandonment… View Article

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” is a tale about how human nature works in different scenarios and settings. It was mentioned that the main characters as well as the supporting characters created a picture that shows the disparity of two cultures, which happens to be an encounter between a civilized white culture and a native… View Article

Describe The theme of oppression

The theme of oppression is examined when comparing the literary devices in the poem “As I Grew Older” by Langston Hughes and the story “The Loophole Of Retreat” by Harriet A. Jacobs. It is through the use of personification and symbolism that the theme is reflected. The oppression is in just use of authority or… View Article