Comparisons and Contrasts Between Heart of Darkness and May Day

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Alexander Zelenov ZELAD1403
Dr. Annette Stenning
Engl101W – Heart of Darkness & May Day
July 10, 2015
Comparisons and Contrasts between Heart of Darkness and May Day
Heart of Darkness and May Day are stories, that showing to reader dark and light side of human being. Both stories have different themes, plots, Characters, endings, but one thing make connection between these stories – Dark and Light. Both stories have very deep and touchable themes that we faced every day. Joseph Conrad and F. Scott Fitzgerald are the best authors, who showed the light and dark in their stories through characters and actions… First of all, I would like to start from Light side of Heart of Darkness. Love is representing the good side of the story. Reader may observe this positive thing about Marlow’s “evil” mentor – Kurtz. The relationship between him and his fiancée is showing to readers that he is not “animal” and “rough dictator”. “ Thus I was left at last with a slim packet of letters and the girl’s portrait. She struck me as beautiful – I mean she had a beautiful expression. I know that the sunlight can be made to lie too, yet one felt no manipulation of light and pose could have conveyed the delicate shade of truthfulness upon those features.”(84) As my point of understanding Kurtz present to readers as the guy, who is pathetic and obsessed by his fiancée. It’s shows why he doing these “things”. It’s question about money and happiness after hard working. Unfortunately, Kurtz chose wrong way and from nice and intelligent person he became cruel and ruthless “animal” that can destroy anyone who will step on his toes. Before he died his last words: “The Horror, The Horror”(80). One extra and very important thing in story that Marlow lied to Kurtz’s fiancée. He did that only for good reasons. He doesn’t want hurt feeling of Kurtz’s fiancée and lie – its…...

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