Topics to be discussed


 1.How do you think about the love triangle between Arlette, Peyrol and Réal?
  And how do you think about the love triangle between Sevola, Arlette and Réal?

 2.What is the motive for Peyrol’s suicidal self-sacrifice?
  Do you think his noble deeds were appreciated by Arlette and Réal ?

 3.How far do you think Peyrol is Conrad’s other self?

 4.We can find a lot of expressions in the work borrowed from the Bible?
  Does this testify to Conrad’s firm belief in Christianity?

 5.It would be advisable for you to read pp. 325-27 (letter to Edward Garnett on 4 December, 1923) and p.344 (letter to F. N. Doubleday on 2
  June, 1923) in G. Jean-Aubry:Joseph Conrad Life & Letters (Volume Two).
  Shall we exchange views on Conrad’s assessment of his own work?

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