Light and Dark Symbols in Heart of Darkness

Caie Qu, Xiaoxi Li


In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad employs a lot of symbols to develop this short novel. This paper focuses on symbols of light and darkness and their symbolic meanings to reveal how the author overthrows people’s common understanding of those symbols.

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