Heart of Darkness: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis on Several Scales
53 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2011 Last revised: 7 Oct 2018
Date Written: September 30, 2018
Heart of Darkness is a novella that is roughly 38,000 words long and divided into three sections. In these notes I use a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze and describe it. In particular, I argue that it exhibits center-point construction, a tale within a tale within a tale, and that the story’s moral center contrasts workplace values with basic human bonds.
Keywords: literature, narrativve, novel, paragraph distribution, periodicity, ring form, handbook, Latour litany
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