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Essay About Change

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For one person a change represents progress; whereas, for another, catastrophe. How have the composers of the texts you have studied convey these differences in response to change? In your answer, you must refer to Heart of Darkness, either in the park poem or Onegin the film and one of your own choice.

For one person a change represents progress; whereas, for another, catastrophe. Heart of Darkness is the ideal book in terms of telling a story that confirms change can mean either progress or catastrophe for any one person. An example of the fact that change can mean a catastrophe for one person lies on page 111 of Heart of Darkness where, as Kurtz (his change is catastrophic) dies, utters his final words: “The horror! The horror!” In my opinion, These words represent the final recognition Kurtz had of what he had become. “The horror! The horror!” may believe that Kurtz had at that moment fully recognized that he had become a creature of bleak pride, ruthless power and fearful dread. (pg 86 Heart of Darkness)”the original Kurtz…his sympathies were in the right place…eloquent writing” portrays the once gentleman-like and empathic person he was prior to his few years in Africa. This is juxtaposed to (pg86 Heart of Darkness) “nerves went wrong…midnight dances ending with unspeakable rites…offered up to him” where Kurtz just lost all sense of civilization in the heart of darkness and forces the natives to make human sacrifices made to him as a god at ceremonies. In simpler terms, Kurtz was once a man who could respect himself and gain respect from other people as a result of his sympathetic nature and, after his exploitation of African natives, gradually changes into a savage, ruthless man.

By critical analysis of this book we can conclude that change is able to represent catastrophe.

For one person a change represents progress; whereas, for another, catastrophe. The poem In The Park enlightens us with a catastrophic change a woman has gone through since...

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