Heart of Darkness
In addition to the above sources, you may use the Gale Database on the library website. You may also use other web sources, in addition to critical books that you may find in the reference section of the library.
The first part of your paper will be an explanation of your chosen type of criticism with appropriate parenthetical documentation. Explain your type of criticism fully and how critics of that persuasion look at literature.
2. You are then to select appropriate passages from the novel Heart of Darkness that might fit well with your critical slant and use your critical approach to interpret these passages. Ask yourself the question, "How would this type of critic read this passage? What particular slant would he or she put on the text, and what would he or she find important or significant, what less important or less significant?" You are to create a critical commentary on the novel from your critical slant using these passages for support.
You may also use the following passages. They were part of a college research project on this book and might serve well to support your critical slant. But you will probably prefer to seek out your own passages, depending on your type of criticism.
Passage One http://faculty.gvsu.edu/rozemar/hod/outcen.htm
Passage Two http://faculty.gvsu.edu/rozemar/hod/cencen.htm
Passage Three http://faculty.gvsu.edu/rozemar/hod/incen.htm
Passage Four http://faculty.gvsu.edu/rozemar/hod/docks.htm
3. Finally, you are to comment on the strengths and/or weaknesses of reading literature in general, and Heart of Darkness in particular, through the lens of this critical approach.