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Title: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


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Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad
  • Literary Terms

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Social Darwinism an extension of Darwinism to
    social phenomena specifically a theory in
    sociology sociocultural advance is the product
    of intergroup conflict and competition and the
    socially elite classes (as those possessing
    wealth and power) possess biological superiority
    in the struggle for existence.

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Heart of Darkness
  • Foil character a minor character whose
    situation or actions parallel those of a major
    character, and thus by contrast sets off or
    illuminates the major character most often the
    contrast is complimentary to the major character.

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Heart of Darkness
  • The Absurd the state or condition in which man
    exists in an irrational and meaningless universe
    and in which mans life has no meaning outside
    his own existence.

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Heart of Darkness
  • Absurdism a philosophy based on the belief that
    man exists in an irrational and meaningless
    universe and that his search for order brings him
    into conflict with his universe.

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Introduction to Jung
  • Adapted from
  • Burke, Colleen. Joseph Conrads Heart of
    Darkness A Metaphor of Jungian Psychology.
    Retrieved 18 February 2010. lthttp//www.ljhammond.
    com/phlit/burke.htmgt

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Carl G. Jung1875-1961
  • founder of analytical psychology
  • religious expression arises from the psyches
    inner drive toward a healthy balance of
    individual consciousness and the collective
    unconscious.
  • collective unconscious, or objective psyche, is
    shared by all humankind. Includes archetypes,
    which govern the way symbols and psychic images
    are processed

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Carl G. Jung1875-1961
  • recognizing archetypal patterns is key to
    understanding dreams and the process of
    individuation
  • individuation is the striving toward a personal
    unity of consciousness and unconsciousness, and
    of the person with the Whole. Can be called the
    Journey to Wholeness.

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Jungs Model of the Psyche
  • ego the part of myself that Im conscious of
  • persona hides my ego from the outer world

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Jungs Model of the Psyche
  • personal unconscious contains forgotten or
    never-conscious experiences of various kinds
  • collective unconscious connects me with the
    whole human experience

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Jungs Model of the Psyche
  • anima feminine center of a man
  • animus masculine center of a woman

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Jungs Model of the Psyche
  • Self whole person, conscious and unconscious
    acts as center, seeking to organize the whole

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Jungs Model of the Psyche
  • Shadow all that is unconscious, but can be
    energized by repressed feelings, anger, old
    hurts, etc. If not recognized or made conscious,
    its energy can be projected onto others and the
    faults I see in others are really my own
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