Study Help Practice Projects


1. Research the history of the Belgian Congo and King Leopold II's role in its colonization. Then create a portfolio of different writings from reporters, explorers, and other eyewitnesses that reveal the accuracy of Conrad's depictions of the horrors faced by the Congolese.

2. Design a Web site that allows its user to undergo a "virtual journey" up the Congo River that mirrors the one Marlow undertakes in the novel. Along the way, the user should be offered quotations from the novel, as well as links to historical and literary sites.

3. Much has been written about Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Research some of the difficulties he faced in bringing Conrad's novel to the screen, and prepare a presentation explaining how these difficulties were met.