"Conrad’s indirect, ambiguous style is not chiefly something to confuse or discourage the reader. Instead, it is a means to creating a perfect atmosphere for Heart of Darkness, a dark dream of the human soul confronting an impenetrable moral challenge. ... What does it mean to give oneself to a tempting darkness? To a tempting character? What happens when that power that once tempted the mind and then was received by the mind, finally betrays that mind? Dark thoughts indeed." ~ from Schwager's guide
The Worldview Guides from the Canon Classics Literature Series provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. Each Worldview Guide presents the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach -- and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key -- to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and begin to master the classics.
The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review. A free classics test and answer key are also available online.
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IMPRINT: Canon Classics Literature Series
AUTHOR: Marcus Schwager
PAGE COUNT: 56 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-93-5
PUB. DATE: June 27, 2017