Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame

- historic voyages that have left from Gravesend
(2)
- a 'nutshell'
(3)
- Marlow
(3)
- Romans venture into the 'darkness'
(3-4)
- the 'idea' which justifies conquest
(4)

 

Body Paragraph Two: Symbols as Signposts on the Trail of Kurtz

- the snake of the Congo River
- the sad fate of Captain Fresleven
(6)
- knitting women beside the great map of Africa
(7-8)
- the doctor and his secret theory
(9)
- the Africans
(10)
- the French warship
(11)

 

Body Paragraph Three: The Outer Station
 
- a Swede
(12)
- first impressions
(12)
- the chain gang
(13-14)
- the grove of trees 
(14)
- the Chief Accountant 
(15-16)
- first mention of Kurtz
(15-16)

 

Body Paragraph Four: The Middle Station

- The Trek
(16-17)
- Marlow's white companion
(17)
- the sunken steamer
(18)
- the General Manager 
(19-20)
- the pilgrims
(20)
- Kurtz's painting
(21-22)
- Imagining Kurtz
(23)
- Marlow breaks off his story
(24)

 

Body Paragraph Five: The Overheard Conversation (27-29)

Body Paragraph Six: The Voyage to the Inner Station Study Guide Four

- The Voyage Up River (30) (41)
- The Fireman (33) (45)
- The Strange Message in the Hut (64) (33) (45)
- The Silent Fog, the Cry of Infinite Desolation, and the Cannibals (67-68) (72) (35-36)  (48-49)
- The Hail of Arrows 'they looked like they wouldn't kill a cat' (41) (76) (55)
- The Death of the Helmsman (78) (42) (57)
- The Look on the Helmsman's Face at the Moment of Death (84)
- Marlow's Frenzied Change of Shoes (79) (43) (57-58)
- Marlow's Sudden Realization of the Secret of Kurtz's Power (79) (43) (61)
- Kurtz's Essay for the International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs (83) (45-46) (61)(42-43) (62-63)
- Marlow's Moment of Compassion (86)
- Arrival at the Inner Station and the Encounter with Kurtz's Fool (87) (48) (64-65)

 

Paragraph Seven: Kurtz and The Inner Station 

- Kurtz's Court Jester
(48-49)
- The Fool on Kurtz
(51-52)
- The Heart of Darkness
(54-55)
- Marlow Wrestles with Kurtz
(58-59)

 

Paragraph Eight: The Return Study Guide Six

- Kurtz's Death
(64) (Kurtz's Essay) (43)
- Marlow's Illness
(65)
- Brussels
(65-66)
- The Intended
(68-71)
- Final Image
(72)

 

Conclusion: IS progress possible?