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ERIC Number: ED045623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 5
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The Darkness of Man's Heart: Exploring the Depths of Depravity in Golding and Conrad.
Camerota, Elaine
Teachers Guide to Media and Methods, v3 n1 p20-22, 45-46 Sep 1966
A study of the fictional treatment of the same theme--man's depravity--in "Lord of the Flies" and "Heart of Darkness" provides an approach to literary study which sharpens students' analytical skills through a comparison of the books and an exploration of the uniqueness of each. Although there are differences evident between the books (e.g., Golding provokes an emotional response while Conrad elicits an intellectual response; Golding's manner is direct while Conrad's style is indirect), the similarities in plot, in symbolic representation of evil, and in presentation of the theme offer stimulating areas for discussion. (Suggested topics for discussion and papers are given.) (JMC)
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Identifiers: Heart of Darkness; Lord of the Flies