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Heart of Darkness AP Teaching Unit
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- analyze the characters of Marlowe, Kurtz and the Intended and how each relates to one another and to the themes of the book.
- explain how minor characters reinforce the central themes of the story or act as foils for the major characters.
- illustrate, with examples from the book, the causes, effects and moral implications of European colonialism in the late nineteenth century.
- explain the impact of narrative distance and the multiple levels of narrative employed.
- identify and explain Conrad’s social themes as expressed in the book.
- discuss the use of imagery to reinforce the themes of the book.
- analyze the importance of literary elements, including irony and foreshadowing, on the development of the plot.
- interpret characters and characterization from a variety of viewpoints.
- discuss Conrad’s use of mystery, uncertainty, and ambiguity as they are used to reinforce the themes of the story.
- give a close reading of the text using specific examples from the text to support all assertions.
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