Heart of Darkness
Marlow travels up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Once he is far upriver he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, a man who has set himself up as a god amongst the natives.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
11th-12th Informational Text 1440L
The Scramble for Africa
11th-12th Informational Text 1360L
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Second Coming
9th-10th Informational Text 1320L
The Niger Expedition of 1841
Because I could not stop for death
We Grow Accustomed to the Dark
9th-10th Informational Text 1020L
West African Society at the Point of European Contact
The Danger of a Single Story