As you know, your homework for the weekend is to read the first five pages of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and begin working on yourongoing journaling assignment.
There are a lot of great resources online to help you understand this book.
You can find the full text here: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/ConDark.html
Here is the “No Fear” Literature version (if you’re having trouble “interpreting” the events in the story: http://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/lit/heart-of-darkness/
I find the the shmoop guides are ususally more helpful than the sparknotes guides, but here’s a link to both for you:
This is a short, helpful video that explains the story: