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  • The Lagoon
    The author revealed that the life Arsat and his wife lived in exile was very lonely, difficult and perilous. The location where their hut was located was lonely because it was abandoned by the...

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    In The Lagoon, the white man's character is contrasted with that of Arsat, his Malay friend. Conrad is as much a master at presenting the many facets of the white Anglo-Saxon as he is at presenting...

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    The narrative perspective of this short story is somewhat confused by Conrad's use of a framing narrative, which is a story-within-a-story. In a sense, there are two tales here, and one lies within...

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    I think that the role of Arsat's brother is both direct and complex. On the direct side, his role is to be the source of help and strength for Arsat. It is the brother that provides counsel to...

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    As with much by Conrad, the answer is complex. I think that a good case could be made for Arsat's brother as being the hero for the short story. Arsat's characterization is complex enough that he...

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  • The Lagoon
    Part of what makes Conrad's work so compelling is that it forces the reader to carefully examine and assess characterizations to a point where it becomes difficult to see them as entirely "one...

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  • The Lagoon
    If one were to justify Diamelen's moral degradation, I think that part of it might lie with how she left with Arsat while she was committed to another man. If this were to be continued, it would...

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    I would consider Arsat a tragic character. On one hand, Arsat is tragic because at a critical moment, he is faced with equally desirable, but ultimately incompatible courses of action. At the...

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  • The Lagoon
    The ending of the story is shown to place Arsat in a very difficult position from which there is no escape. Arsat, when he fled with Diamelen, had to choose between going back and helping his...

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  • The Lagoon
    The Malayan native, Arsat, in Conrad's story, The Lagoon is a man who suffers from a moral dilemma, a soul-eating sense of guilt.Diamelen was his world of love with whom he wanted to escape to a...

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    Conrad's story, The Lagoon is the story of a Malayan native Arsat, his brother, and Arsat's beloved Diamelen. Arsat and his brother were two young men having a lot of courage and endowed with a...

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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...

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    "Lagoon" by Joseph Conrad presents a story of moral dilemma because the hero Arsat must choose between two moral values, differeing in goodnes only in the sense that one risks self and one rewards...

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  • The Lagoon
    In "The Lagoon," the central characters--the white man Tuan, Arsat the Malayan warrior, Diamelen the lady love of Arsat, and Arsat's brother who is also a warrior--play out their lives in the...

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  • The Lagoon
    The deep and mysterious lagoon in the forlorn and ancient Malayan forests primarily serves as a symbol for Arsat's life of loneliness and alienation. Arsat, after having eloped his beloved,...

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    The setting of Malayan forests does function as vey much integral to the story of Arsat imprisoned in an isolation of guilt & remorse in Conrad's The Lagoon. The natural setting consists of...

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    Conrad's story explores the moral-psychological dilemma deep-seated in the mind of the Malayan native Arsat. Driven by uncontrollable passion for Diamelen, Arsat, a noble warrior & a...

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    The Malayan native Arsat and the White Man taking shelter in 'Arsat's clearing' for the night are the two main chracters in Joyce's story, The Lagoon. We are also told about Arsat's beloved,...

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    Tuan, the white man in "The Lagoon," asks Arsat three questions early on after arriving at Arsat's clearing. These questions are "Why? Is there sickness in the house?" and ""Has she been long ill?"...

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    There are of course varying opinions of Conrad's prose style. Some critics would call it stagnant and cloying instead of flowing and rhythmic. However, a careful reading of "The Lagoon" can isolate...

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    Conrad devotes approximately 1000 words to description that establishes atmosphere as well as setting in "The Lagoon." Atmosphere, a term synonymous with mood, is established by diction (high,...

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    Conrad's prose in a number of his works is remarkable for its rhythmic, flowing qualities, and this is nowhere more apparent than in the initial description of the setting in this story, where he...

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    In Joseph Conrad's short story "The Lagoon," we have a cross-racial friendship at the heart of the story, but throughout the story, there is very little of background information about the...

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    "The Lagoon" is structured by Conrad as a frame story. A frame story is one in which the opening events or situations provide the framework for a narrator or a character to digress from the present...

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    At the end of the story, Arsat plans to seek revenge. The white man Tuan is leaving the lagoon and urges Arsat to come with him, but Arsat refuses. Arsat's forbidden lover Diamelen has died, and...

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