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The Manifestation of the seven deadly sins in Joseph Conrad's heart of darkness

, Elen (2006) The Manifestation of the seven deadly sins in Joseph Conrad's heart of darkness. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

Heart of Darkness is a true story from Conrad?s experiences. This novel tells about trade between the Africans and the Europeans, exploration of Marlow, imperialism and colonialism, by King Leopold II who is represent the Europeans. The important thing about this novel is self-control toward material thing. One issue that is interesting to analyse by the thesis writer is the characters? connection to the Seven Deadly Sins. Reading the novel, the writer is interested in analysing how the Seven Deadly Sins are revealed through Kurtz, The Manager, The Manager?s Uncle, The Brick maker, The Russian Trader also The Europeans and The Africans in general. To help her find out the manifestations that make the character commits the sins, the writer applies three literary theories, they are characterization, conflict, and setting. To support her analysis, she consults the concept of Seven Deadly Sins and the historical background of imperialism in Africa at that time. With these literary approaches, the thesis writer is able to analyse and find out that the Seven Deadly Sins have brought them into misery. So only by being careful people can control themselves not to commit the Seven Deadly sins.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: seven deadly sins, manifestation, characterization
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 16:47
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/9747

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