Entries Tagged as 'morality'

The Dyaks and Sir James Brooke

September 30, 2009 by asyakirinbtekames · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

While the Wallace travel narrative does read like what a travel narrative is supposed to be, it is imbued with a moralistic tone. He seems to describe the Dyaks through European lenses and measuring their morality (if any) by European standards. While he does try to subvert common descriptions of the Dyaks at that time, […]

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Marlow and morality

September 16, 2009 by asyakirinbtekames · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

While the text itself is titled Lord Jim and that it chronicles Jim’s fall and “rise” in the Patna and Patusan episodes, what is most interesting is Marlow’s struggle at representing Jim. Conrad in choosing to introduce Marlow as a the narrator in Chapter 5 instead of having the omniscient narrator throughout introduces a human […]

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