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  • End Of The Novel The Captain
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    The Secret Sharer written by Joseph Conrad, centers around a character of a sea captain. Its title and opening paragraphs forecast a story of mystery, isolation, duality, darkness and silence. The novel proves true these predictions reveling thematic and image patterns directly proportional to them. The opening of the novel further reveals dialecticism the novel. The clash between the private and the public world or man versus society, in other words is the primary dialectic. The journey theme o...
  • Similar Ways Marlow And The Captain
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    I hereby hand over all copyrights I might have for this paper. You are free to use it for what ever purpose you see fit. Jonathan W elden Joseph Conrad's books, The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness, both deal with each of our "dark selves". These books also have similarities which are overwhelming. In describing the true inner self of humans, Conrad used many symbols which have become apparent in many of his novels. Conrad uses the same or very similar objects in many of his works. Joseph Con...
  • Captain's Portrayal Of Leggatt
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    Leggatt as an Independent Character in Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Sharer " This essay examines Leggatt as an independent person, rather than as a symbol connected to the captain-narrator, a view shared by many critics. Leggatt is not a negative influence on the captain per se. From an objective point of view, it can be seen that Leggatt's portrayal depends entirely on how the captain (as narrator) perceives him, and that he deserves to be treated as the individual being that he is. Many of Conr...
  • Captain And Leggatt
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    According to Merrion-Webster Inc. Dictionary, a doppelg " anger is a double, an often ghostly or evil counterpart to a character. It comes from the German language, doppelg- double + -g"anger goer. It might be asked, 'What does a doppelg " anger have to do with a paper on Joseph Conrad?' ; The answer is a lot, especially if Conrad's 'The Secret Sharer'; is being discussed. In this short story, the two characters, the captain and Leggatt, share many similarities, as well as differences. When comp...
  • Two Main Characters The Captain
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    The Secret Sharer This book has two main characters the Captain, who is the central main character, and Leggatt, the secret sharer, whom is the competitor, along with minor characters such as the first and second shipmates. The captain narrates the story, but he is telling the story years after it actually took place. It seems as if the character knows little about the other characters thoughts, he just tells us what he knows from his experience with them. The captain also has a certain amount o...
  • Ship's Captain Archbold
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    The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad THE NOVEL THE PLOT A young captain in the British merchant marine has just set out on his first command, starting through the Gulf of Siam (Thailand) and heading home. He was hired unexpectedly only two weeks before. So, while his men know one another well, he's the only stranger on board, and he's nervous about the impression he " ll make, especially on his first mate, a fussy and not very bright seaman, and his sneering second mate, who's the only man aboard you...

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