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The role of nature in Conrad's "The Lagoon"

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ankabir | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 14, 2010 at 6:25 PM via web

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The role of nature in Conrad's "The Lagoon"

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masud7862008 | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 16, 2010 at 12:41 AM (Answer #1)

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the author has depicted the lagoon from sunset till sunrise.the lagoon by being surrounded by the sand bank or coral reef remains isolated from the sea represents Arsat's isolated life from all his frinends and relatives.the gloomy nature with all its sombreness and ghostly setting adds to the heart rending tragic story of Arsat,the most pathetic undertone.the detail description of nature in that short story help the readers to understand the moral dillema of Arsat.

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