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But evil in Conrad can be something much more sinister, much more complex
than this, which could be taken as an extreme instance of what Ruskin called 'the
pathetic fallacy', the reading of human attributes into nature. The nature of this ...
Yet the device of Marlow does enable Conrad to make overt comments of a kind
he otherwise could not. But here we must be careful. Is Marlow merely a device?
In origin almost certainly. To gather a number of men of the world round a dinner
It is through their ideal conceptions of themselves that Conrad interprets his
characters. We see them, therefore, from an acute angle of vision; they live
intensely, but within relatively narrow limits. In the context of the novel, however,
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The Eighteenth Century
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