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Joseph Conrad: life and works
Match the event with the correct date.

1. Conrad trained as a mariner on French merchant ships from ________.
2. He published Lord Jim in ________.
3. He learnt English as required for his Master Mariner qualification and became a British subject in ________.
4. His masterpiece Heart of Darkness was published in ________.
5. He sailed to the Far East and Australia on an English ship in ________.
6. In ________ he went to Africa, as documented in his book The Congo Diary.
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
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Heart of Darkness: black and white symbolism
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The novel is based on symbolism and ________, such as those between the River Thames and the Congo River, Marlow and Kurtz.
2. In the first part of the novel ________ gives a traditional meaning to light and dark.
3. ________ is initially associated with calm, peace, beauty and good.
4. ________ acquires positive connotations for Marlow, being the colour of the jungle and its people.
5. ________ links white with the negative aspects of colonialism, such as violence and exploitation.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
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Joseph Conrad: narrative techniques
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Conrad was an experimental writer with a straightforward style.
B: He broke the normal time sequence, because he found it inadequate.
C: He employed the first-person narration, the invisible narrator, journals and letters in his writing.
D: Many of his works are narrated by the character of Kurtz.
E: Conrad used many different points of view to let the reader decide for himself and to show how moral values are all relative.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
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Joseph Conrad: language
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Conrad wrote
A: mainly in Polish, but sometimes also in English.
B: in a fluid form.
C: in an idiomatic way.
D: avoiding question and exclamation marks.
E: using a limited range of adjectives.
F: syntactically complex sentences.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
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Joseph Conrad: the individual consciousness
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. In Conrad's works there is often an honest and ________ man who faces an evil force.
2. Conrad is interested in the conflict between a man's personal feelings and his professional ________.
3. In his novels community or organised society make men more ________.
4. According to Conrad, man feels ________ when his confidence in society fails.
5. In his view, ________ is the construction of individual consciousness.
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Heart of Darkness: plot
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

At the beginning of the novel Marlow, a captain, is waiting to sail from London. He talks about his first job for a German company in the Congo, where he had to carry raw iron from the heart of the continent to the coast. When he reached the Bus Station, he was confronted with the inefficiency of the organisation and the cruelty of colonialism. Then he heard that a certain Kurtz, a Company agent, had become an idol for the natives. Marlow was involved in an expedition to bring Kurtz back to civilisation, since he was very ill, and found out that Kurtz had written a report suggesting that all the natives should be saved. However, after being taken on board, Kurtz died before revealing the rites he had taken part in. Marlow decided to pay a visit to Kurtz's mother and told her that he had died uttering her name.
Trova erroreTrova errore
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Heart of Darkness: setting and historical context
Complete the text with the correct information.

The story begins at an unspecified date around the ________ of the 19th century on the River ________ near London, but mostly takes place in the Congo region. European ________ discovered the Congo River at the end of 15th century. By sailing the Congo River, it was possible to reach the precious resources of ivory and ________. However, King ________ II of Belgium considered the Congo as a personal possession and established that his agents had to reduce barbarism and fight ferocious customs in Africa. Concession ________ controlled by personal representatives of the Belgian king, however, exploited the wealth of the Congo.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
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Heart of Darkness: characters
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: When Marlow went to Africa, he was appreciated as a painter, writer and musician.
B: In Africa the natives received Kurtz as if he were a god.
C: Kurtz's misguided conduct led him to madness and death, because he was captured by the wilderness.
D: Marlow transgressed his limits but at least, when he came back from the Congo, he felt he had fully understood his experience.
E: Marlow felt he had lived incompletely.
F: Kurtz's work ethic and his search for self-knowledge saved him.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
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Heart of Darkness: themes
Tick the words or phrases related to Heart of Darkness's themes.
A: Natives.
B: Romantic love.
C: Darwin's theory.
D: Missionary zeal.
E: Dreams.
F: Imperialism.
G: Search of the self.
H: Death.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
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Heart of Darkness: structure and style
The following features refer either to the novel's anonymous narrator or to Marlow. Choose the correct alternative.
A: He provides the frame of the novel.
B: He can be defined an observer-narrator.
C: He introduces the major character on board the Nellie on the River Thames.
D: His narrative shifts backwards and forwards, creating suspense.
E: He formally closes the narrative.
F: He uses vague and disturbing adjectives to explain his experiences.
Domande in serieDomande in serie
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