Everything you need to understand or teach Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
When Marlow accepts a job that will take him into the interior of Africa to bring back a rogue ivory trader, he witnesses the inhumanity and the absurdity of of the colonial exploitation. He also confronts his own desire to have the unholy power the trader, Kurtz, has claimed over the natives. Heart of Darkness is Marlow's account of his experiences, and the restraint and the attention to practical details that saved him from wanting Kurtz' power for himself.
Heart of Darkness Lesson Plans contain 93 pages of teaching material, including: