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Garry Leonard

ENGA10 LECTURE 04 1052011 61300 AM Connection between DG and HODDorian Gray and Kurtz Sibyl Vane and the CongoDG psychological allegoryHOD sociopolitical allegoryo Marlowe has said throughout the novel that he hates to lie and yet says this enormous lie at the end of the novel to the Intended o Lied because he couldnt take it it would have been too dark to tell her the truth o Even Marlowe cant live with the truth 247 o Marlowe is similar to The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner has killed the albatross and needs to tell his story again and again because hes cursedSong by Leonard CohenMaybe we know more than we want to know about the way things are One of the first indications that we werent trading with the Congo the ships that came home were filled goods the ones that left to the Congo were only filled with soldiersPaid the savages with pieces of copper to make it seem as though this wasnt slavery o This is how hegemonic discourse works its what we THINK is right not what is necessarily actually true o Its hard to think outside the box with HD because everyone agrees in a certain way o Its what we set up when we want to support our belief in something o Problem theres nothing above it keeping it honest o Lists correspond the gain of 1 results in the loss of 1 etc Hegemonic discourse 1 Belief in 2 Personalityself 3 Ethics 4 Competition
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