English 1022E Lecture Notes - Surrealism, Selective Breeding, The English Constitution

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Thousands have made the greatest impression by appealing to some vague dream of glory, or empire, or nationality. The english constitution p. 2347: language is problematic because if someone says they"ve seen a tree you don"t know exactly what kind if it isn"t described; different for everyone. When you"re telling a story, you have to assert that you"re a truthful person, or we can"t believe you. Marlow asserts that he isn"t a liar, but says that it isn"t possible to convey exactly what you mean. Prior to telephone, a disembodied voice was impossible. epater de bourgeois - irritate middle class. Victorians wanted a happy ending in books, and clarity. Blackwood"s magazine - middle class debated issues of the day; conrad publishes. Heart of darkness, this inconclusive novel to this magazine. Conrad wants to address this to the lawyers, accountants that read the magazine.

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