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Heart of Darkness Critique CritiquePeriod 2One said once of Heart of Darkness that this amazing tale that was not so much told as suggested to me in desolate exclamations completed in shrugs in interrupted phrases in hints ending in deep sighs This effect was created by the illusions Conrad made through use of diction style and narrative structure A novel critique has a quite complicated task in his analysis of a novel He is to shed light into the dark corners of the work where the tools used to build the novel are to be found The Heart of Darkness is an extremely good example of a well-built novel A well-built novel is only possible with good tools The articles of critique numbers 4 10 6 7 9 and 11 are effective models of critiques which illuminate the deepest crevices of a novel in order to discover the tools so eloquently used such as diction style and narrative structureCritique 4 written by Walter J Ong on The Ending of The Heart of Darkness was effective in highlighting some of Conrads inventions through diction For instance he speaks of how Conrad uses the word voice so frequently throughout the novel He states that Heart of Darkness consists of a web of voices of cries and responses often explicitly called to the readers attention to establish multi-layered involvement and mystery This statement offers a great deal of truth His reference to Kurtz as the voice provides a great deal of mystery The whole concept of voice is extremely important in this novel Voice describes narration which is a prominent tool occupied throughout the story as narration shifts and becomes altered In this critique the author provides many quotes which both describe how effective voice can be in adding to the mystery of the story and symbolically represent narration or further the soul This essay also points out the irony of Kurtzs last words especially in reference to
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