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People who need to illustrate things in literature so that others will comprehend them more easily use imagery as imagery helps to convey sincere meaning In the novel Heart of Darkness and the movie Apocalypse Now there is a real contrast among what is light and what is dark The light and dark contrast shows us easily about the savagery that takes place in the jungle the darkness of the people and the sight which both they and we see The civilization both in and out of the jungle is easy to see using the imagery as well People outside the jungle are more certain of things than the people in the jungle The last detail that Conrad and Coppolla used was the use of the imagery to show the evil and good in people and things Imagery can be used for various different true meanings to better demonstrate for the readers and visual learners Imagery in the novel easily shows us the savagery in the jungle The ultimate contrast of light and dark occurs with the death of Kurtz on the boat after he is saved and being brought back down The brown current that ran swiftly out of the heart of darkness Conrad page 115 This quote is the ultimate description of the savagery and death of the Congo With their escape and these words comes the title of the book Heart of Darkness Marlow then encounters black heads on Kurtzs fence These once again represent the idea of savagery with the colour black He also describes them as black dried sunken with closed eyelids Conrad page 88 This is once again a representation of darkness with colours being associated with all that is ugly bad and uncivilized When Marlow arrives at the Belgian companys office he notices that there were women who were knitting black wool Conrad page 14 The black wool represents death and savagery which is a symbol of
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