On Meaning

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  • Conrad’s intention.
  • In the center is Kurtz’s “The Horror; the Horror”;
  • Marlow’s telling of the story;
  • Then the audience on board the ship who have listened and reacted to the story;
  • The outer circle is the community of readers/critics of Conrad’s novel who interrelate;
  • Finally the story’s meaning to the larger society.

8 thoughts on “On Meaning

  1. In other words: Intention, Text, Interpretation, eh? Those three plus the society in which the text exists seems to pretty much cover it.

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