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Write an essay of 2000 words

1. Novel

Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness
Penguin 2004 pp. 123-124.

Analyse the features of this passage concluding Marlows account, paying attention to some of its stylistic effects (for example, its use of direct and indirect speech, and of repetition). How is Marlow himself characterised in this passage? Consider too its effects of dramatic irony, and how this final scene relates to the story we have heard of Marlows journey.

& You were with him to the last? I think of his loneliness. Nobody near to understand him as I would have understood. Perhaps no one to hear &
To the very end, I said shakily. I heard his very last words & I stopped in a fright.
Repeat them, she murmured in a heart-broken tone. I want  I want  something  something  to  to live with.
I was on the point of crying at her, Dont you hear them? The dusk was repeating them in a persistent whisper all around us, in a whisper that seemed to swell menacingly like the first whisper of a rising wind. The horror! The horror!
His last word  to live with, she insisted. Dont you understand I loved him  I loved him  I loved him.
I pulled myself together and spoke slowly.
The last word he pronounced was  your name.
I heard a light sigh and then my heart stood still, stopped dead short by an exulting and terrible cry of inconceivable triumph and unspeakable pain. I knew it  I was sure!& She knew. She was sure. I heard her weeping; she had hidden her face in her hands. It seemed to me that the house would collapse before I could escape, that the heavens would fall upon my head. But nothing happened. The heavens do not fall for such a trifle. Would they have fallen, I wonder, if I had rendered Kurtz that justice which was his due? Hadnt he said he wanted only justice? But I couldnt. I could not tell her. It would have been too dark  too dark altogether. & ”