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The Lagoon

by TheFlamingCooper
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature
Grade:
12

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The Lagoon

The author tells of the Malay people native of the Malay peninsula in Southeat Asia

The LagoonJoseph Conrad

Personification"Here and there, near the glistening blackness of the water, a twisted root of some tall tree showed amongst the tracery of small ferns, black and dull, writhing and motionless." "The churnedup water frothed alongside with a confused murmur."

Foreshadowing"And the white man's canoe, advancing up stream in the short-lived disturbance of its own making, seemed to enter the portals of a land from which the very memory of motion had for ever departed."

SymbolismMovement vs. Stillness - everthing inside Arsat's clearing is still but everything outside of it is moving.Movement itself as a symbol in the story is very important. During all except the end of the story everything is still and calm, and in the end of the story when he comes to terms with the events that occuredmotion enters his clearing once again.

FYIA lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs.

ThemesDeath is inescapable - Arsat believed that the power of his "true love" would keep her from dying.The world is unpredictable -Arsat was unable to accept the variability of the world.

Joseph ConradDecember 3 1857– August 3 1924 *was a Polish author who lived in England*though of as one of the greatest novelists in English*wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting

THE STORY TELLS OF A WHITE MAN TRAVELING TO THE MALAYAN PENINSULA WHERE HE MEETS ARSAT. ARSAT TELLS HIM A STORY ABOUT WHEN HE AND HIS BROTHER KIDNAPPED THE WOMAN HE LOVED AND THE WAY THE EXPERIENCE EFFECTED HIM.

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