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By J. M. Lybyer

ISBN-10: 0822013398

ISBN-13: 9780822013396

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ISBN-13: 9780822072898

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In CliffsNotes on Victory, you find considered one of Joseph Conrad's most intricate characters, Axel Heyst, a guy who has withdrawn from existence, and during condition, has come to reside in isolation on an island -- till he meets the attractive Lena and falls deeply in love along with her. What follows is a sad story in an unique environment that in basic terms Joseph Conrad may perhaps inform.

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Now Heyst feels the pressure of a revolver barrel between his shoulders. Jones marches him up the steps of his own house while a horrible doubt spreads through him, and he stops suddenly with the thought that he who experiences such a feeling has no business to go on living. Heyst makes out the crouched form of Ricardo on the floor, his face turned up in rapture. A great "shame of guilt, absurd and maddening," descends on him. "If you had not happened to mention the creature, we would both have been dead before morning," Jones tells Heyst.

Thus it becomes the symbol of Lena's Victory. Lena's black dress is a symbol of death. The spears in the barrier of branches symbolize fear. ESSAY TOPICS AND REVIEW QUESTIONS 1. What motivation does Conrad give for Heyst's withdrawal from society and his basic distrust of life? 2. How do the themes and plot of Victory show that Conrad was affected by happenings in the world about him? 3. How does Heyst's attitude toward Morrison reveal his detachment from life? His relationship with Lena? With Wang?

Heyst orders him to precede him out of the house. " The thunderstorm rises like a menacing curtain hiding preparations of violence. Ricardo welcomes the storm. " he says viciously. " Ricardo runs up the steps of the counting house, thrusts his head through the doorway, and says, "Here he is, Governor! Keep him with you as long as you can--till you hear me whistle. " Commentary Ricardo grows bolder and bolder. He insults Heyst by sending Pedro out the front door. In the Orient, no servant is ever allowed to use the front door.

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