Often times in life we may find ourselves battling between Good and Evil…..

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against a spiritual wickedness in high places

Ephesians 6:12

The inner evil conflict

Joseph Conrad defined all humans as having an “inner evil” or Heart of Darkness in his novella of the same name.

While certainly not as widely seen as the direct good vs. evil conflict, the concept of “individual vs. self” is often much more compelling to a reader/watcher, especially if it is the protagonist. In both literature and film, it requires well-written character development in order to succeed truly.

Joseph Conrad‘s version of the inner evil conflict, known as the Heart of Darkness, is a human‘s struggle with their own morals and their own battle with their hidden evil. Although first chiefly used in the novel, this improved device was commonly used, as opposed to the old devices used in literature before the turn of the century. It is a conflict that exists outside of literature as well, making it a universal truth of the human condition.

Published by technofiend1

Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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