Joseph Conrad Questions and Answers

Joseph Conrad book cover
Start Your Free Trial

Compare and Contrast  Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness.Compare and Contrast  Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness.

Expert Answers info

Ashley Kannan eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write16,848 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

Since the topic is wide open, I think you need to be ready for a variety of approaches to it.  One particular striking feature that can be shown side to side is how Conrad deals with the notion of "the captain."  In Heart of Darkness , the role of the captain is one that represents confidence and complete certainty.  Even when Kurtz has descended into insanity, there is confidence in what he is...

(The entire section contains 214 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial