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Introduction

  • Bernard J. Paris

Abstract

However highly respected Conrad has been for other aspects of his art, he has not usually been regarded as a great creator of character. According to M. C. Bradbrook, “Conrad could not draw a character from the inside; he could not dramatise another man’s mind… this was a genuine incapacity” (Harkness 1960, 121). I do not believe this view of Conrad to be correct. Marlow, Jim, Decoud, and Heyst are all splendidly drawn from the inside; and there are others done nearly as well. I think that Marlow is one of the greatest psychological portraits in all of literature and one of the least appreciated. I shall try to do justice to him here.

Keywords

Functional Term Thematic Role Silly Dream Great Creator Treasure Hunt 
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© Bernard J. Paris 2005

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