Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is my second favorite book. Though its macro theme centers around the notion of imperialism, its premise looks into the heart of man. And by that very meaning, one can conclude that the heart of man is evil. The work is filled with imagery, symbolism, and at times, a convoluted writing style that ask the reader to analyze different themes.
Here are a few general thoughts from a faculty read perspective. I am with Houston Christian’s librarian Mia Steinkamp: