Loneliness in The Novels of Joseph Conrad
Loneliness is one of the recurrent factors in the novels of Joseph Conrad. This malaise crops up time and again in the novel of Conrad. The heroes of Herman Melville, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Fydor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, R. L. Stevenson, and many more suffer from a sense of alienation. The protagonists of Joseph Conrad also prefer to direct their own life not by social norms but by their own whims, ideals and visions, which gradually take them to the extremes of loneliness and despair.
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