Ideas for Reports and Papers
1. Critics have pointed out that Marlow's journey is a descent to the underworld, similar to Dante's in The Divine Comedy. Explain the critics' position.
2. Watch the film Apocalypse, Now! and compare it to the novella. Why is Vietnam an appropriate setting instead of Africa?
4. Discuss how the novel's physical settings reflect the psychological landscape of the characters. Cite examples from the text.
5. Discuss the effect of having an unknown third person tell Marlow's story. Is the story about Kurtz, Marlow, or someone else?