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  • Joseph Conrad
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    Joseph Conrad was born in Berdichev, in the Ukraine, in a region that had once been a part of Poland but was then under Russian rule. His father Apollo Korzeniowski was an aristocrat without lands, a poet and translator of English and French literature. The family estates had been sequestrated in 1839 following an anti-Russian rebellion. As a boy the young Joseph read Polish and French versions of English novels with his father. When Apollo Korzeniowski became embroiled in political activities, ...
  • This Guilt Engenders In Conrad Feelings
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    Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly person who, Jared...
  • Conrad's View Of The Jungle
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    A Comparison and Contrast of Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness Achebe uses positive tone in his description of the African jungle; whereas, Conrad makes use of negative connotations. Their portrayals of the jungle reflect their attitudes toward their subject; Achebe sees it as a hospitable home whereas Conrad sees a tragic trap. Conrad utilizes words with negative connotations, such as A rioted, A mob, A vengeful, and A gloom to portray the jungle as an inauspicious place. He makes use of ...
  • Conrad's And Mother's Relationship
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    In the film "ORDINARY PEOPLE" the complex relationship types between the main character Conrad his parents and psychiatrist not only portrays an example of a disfunctional family but also conceals the in depth message of the different elements that makes up a relationship. Although the relationship examples of this film varies by type, but these relationship all share the common elements such as the level of trust, intimacy, attitude of verbal and non verbal communications towards each other, wh...
  • Calvin Acts Like A Mother Towards Conrad
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    The Jarrett's have always believed themselves to be ordinary people, but after their firstborn son, Jordan 'Buck' Jarrett drowns and their second born son, Conrad, attempts suicide their whole world is turned upside-down. When Conrad comes home from his mental institution he feels that things have changed. Conrad's relationship with his parents has changed. Depression is an important theme in this book. It is present constantly, and may bring the reader into a saddened state, but this is necessa...
  • Conrad's Suicide Attempt
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    The Jarrett's' have always believed themselves to be ordinary people, but after a their firstborn son, Jordan 'Buck' Jarrett, drowns and their second born son, Conrad, attempts suicide their whole world is turned upside-down. When Conrad comes home from his mental institution he feels that things have changed. Conrad's relationship with his parents has changed. The relationship that Conrad has with his parents change throughout the novel and are shaky all the way to the last page. When Conrad fi...
  • Different Problem From Buck's Death
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    'ORDINARY PEOPLE' I did my book report on "Ordinary People". It is a novel about the problems that take place in a pretty normal family after the death of one of it's members. Conrad who was the main character of the book, witnesses his brother, Buck, drown. A while after his brother dies, Conrad tires to kill him self by cutting his wrists. The book starts when Conrad has just come home from a mental hospital and is trying to keep himself together. From this point of view I could almost feel th...
  • Ignorance And Racism Joseph Conrad
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    Ignorance and Racism Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded,' Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain' (Achebe 252). Yet, despite Conrad's great storytelling, he has also b...
  • Joseph Conrad
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    In Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness, the representation of women is extremely limited. Conrad's portrayals are extreme stereotypes meant to depict the entire female gender. Through these extreme stereotypes, Conrad is able to illustrate his themes of darkness and brutality. Joseph Conrad depicts only three main women in his novel: the aunt of Marlow, as well as the mistress and his fiancee. These roles though limited in their descriptions, are meant to represent the commonly perceived ...
  • Achebe And Sarvan's Points
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    Chinua Achebe, a well-known writer, once gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts about Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, entitled 'An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness. ' Throughout his essay, Achebe notes how Conrad used Africa as a background only, and how he 'set Africa up as a foil to Europe,' (Achebe, p. 251) while he also 'projects the image of Africa as 'the other world,' the antithesis of Europe and therefore of civilization. ' (Achebe, p. 252) By his own i...
  • Africans As Nigers And Blacks
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    When asked to create an image of Africa in one's mind many people describe a stunningly similar vision, one which includes primative landscapes as well as a primative way of life. In the past, and even somewhat today, Africa is considered to be a location that resembles a most natural form of earth. The novels Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart are both novels that take place in Africa and have contrasting outlooks on a very similar sene rio. Both of these novels examine the effects caused ...
  • Conrad's Mental Improvements
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    A rite of passage hero is a character who changes or matures as a result of experience. In Ordinary People by Judith Guest, Conrad is a rite of passage hero who changes as a result of his recovery journey. This novel deals with the Jarrett family and Conrad's attempted suicide / depression and his stages of recovery. Many people, such as his father and his psychiatrist, Dr. Berger, contribute to his recovery journey. Through many hard steps of life's situations Conrad begins to find his way to c...
  • Beginning Of The Novel Con
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    In the novel Ordinary People, by Judith Guest, many people affect Conrad. Three people that have an affect on him are his father, mother and therapist. Conrad goes through significant changes by the way he has been affected. In the beginning of the novel Con had just returned from the hospital for attempting suicide. Right off the bat Con finds it hard to wake up in the morning because he is afraid that anxiety and failure will be waiting for him. He makes himself think of reasons to get out of ...
  • Lagoon Conrad The Theme Of Isolation
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    Joesph Conrad short story the Lagoon, irony is irrelevant in the form of Arsat. He has worked so hard to accomplish happiness, and in the long run, all of his work and striving resulted to nothing. With Diamelion death, he comes to the point that he realizes he is alone. Desolate in his isolation, he regrets the actions he has taken against his brother and his country. Doomed to remain in the placid yet merky lagoon, till he takes his final breath and joins his brother and Diamelion. He rises he...
  • Conrad And Buck Jarrett
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    Jay Lambkin Death, guilt, and forgiveness are experienced by everyone in life. In the novel Ordinary People, Judith Guest explores these episodes of life extensively through Beth, Calvin, Conrad, and Buck Jarrett. Buck, Conrad's older brother, died in a boating accident. Beth, Calvin, and Conrad Jarrett all must encounter, and deal with emotions of loss, guilt, and forgiveness in order to accept Bucks death. Beth Jarrett, Conrad's mother and Calvin's wife, has a history of running away from her ...
  • Conrad's Book
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    Webster's dictionary defines racism as "discrimination against the members of one or more races based upon racism". Does Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness suggest that he is a member of this definition's description? Not in the least. In his book, Conrad expresses that he is against what the Englishmen are doing in taking over the African's land. Then, in his article, Achebe says that Conrad is racist because of how he projects the Africans in an intelligence manner. Also, Conrad is not rac...
  • Joseph Conrad's Short Story Prince Roman
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    Contents 1. Introductory remarks 3 2. The structure of the short story 4 3. Narrative technique and description of Prince Roman 5 3.1 Description of the happily married couple 5 3.2 Prince Roman as an old man 6 3.3 The Prince after his wife's death 7 3.3. 1 The funeral and the time after 7 3.3. 2 The Prince during the uprising 9 3.3. 3 "The supreme moment of his life" 11 4. The importance of visual perception and expression in the story 13 4.1 The effect of visual perception on the reader 13 4.2...
  • Joseph Conrad
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    In 1857, Joseph Conrad was born Joseph Korzeniowski to his father, Apollo Korzeniowski and his mother, Eva Bobrowska. His father was a translator of French and English literature and he even wrote his own poetry, plays and stories which greatly influenced young Joseph. In 1861, Apollo and his family were exiled due to speculations of his involvement in revolutionary activities. While in exile, the family's health diminished and in 1865 Eva died of tuberculosis. Four years later, Apollo fell to t...
  • Twain Covers Greed
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    Mark Twain wrote an interesting short story named A Medieval Romance. The story involved characters getting caught in deception and lies by their own greed. Twain shows the consequences of being someone you are not through this short story. In broader aspect Twain composed the short story in such a way that he shows how greed can overpower almost any morals a person may have. Greed usually provokes behavior that would cause a person to lie, cheat, or steal. In Twain's case, the story has the cha...
  • Back Esther
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    Rebeca Romo 9/21/00 ADVENTURE IN CANCUN After a long night of partying and drinking we all had a short time to sleep. Esther woke me up at about 8: 40. We had to catch the tourist bus to the pyramids by 9: 00. We were 16 seniors in a little hotel off the main strip of Cancun. We were four to a room, but we always seemed to wake up in different rooms. It was our third day there and were where wearing down from all the activities. We had made a package with a tourist guide to all these different p...

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