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The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad

Study Help Essay Questions

1. Trace how the Captain's character changes by concealing Leggatt.

2. Discuss Conrad's use of the doppelganger theme in "The Secret Sharer."

3. Describe the allegorical meaning of the story.

4. Explain how "The Secret Sharer" treats the theme of knowledge. What, for example, are some of the different kinds of knowledge learned by the characters?