Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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What are differences in rising action of plot between Heart of Darkness by J. Conrad and Apocalypse Now by F. Coppola?

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When we think of the rising action of a plot we need to recall that it consists of a series of events that serve to increase the suspense and tension before the highest point, the climax. Certainly in the novel we are presented with a number of incidents that serve to raise curiosity about Kurtz but also show us the brutality of colonialism. Think of the "grove of death" with the accountant in his starched white suit just next door, and then the station where they are delayed because they are waiting for...

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