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Read it again, and again ... Then you'll see.,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Heart of Darkness (Everyman S) (Taschenbuch)
For all of those people who wrote a review of Heart of Darkness after having been "forced" to do so by some high school English teacher, let me assure you that by writing this novel off as a tedious way to waste your youth, you are missing out on a world of wisdom delivered in under a hundred pages. You have to realize that this man was there at whatever the heart of darkness may be and the novel isn't his best guess at what happens when all constraints of modern society are removed and humans are left to fend for their own existence. This is knowledge that can only be gained from first-hand experience of getting up to your elbows in all the crap that hides within the unconscious and making it back with even a shred of sanity.
The first time I read this book was also for an English class, and just as many other reviewers, I saw no value in the whole exercise. But we had one of those old English professors who could talk about the novel for hours and tell you about all the symbols and how to really interpret what Conrad was saying. Since then, I've read Heart of Darkness maybe five more times, and each time, just as with a Dali painting, I find things I didn't notice before. And I'm always amazed to think that all these things which Conrad writes about could easily be sitting within any civilized person, waiting for the chance to emerge. Read it again, you'll see what I'm babbling about. :-)