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Heart of Darkness

Summary: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a story about Marlow's journey into the heart of Africa. It raises and discusses the issues of the injustice and cruelty of imperial enterprise.
Heart of Darkness
"Power can be recognized by identifying those who are marginalized in a society" Explore the representation of race in Heart of Darkness and the way it reflects the power sites of that society.

In Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness, the socially constructed differences of African and European cultures are effective in representing the power sites of the time. The alleged `superiority' of the European culture can be recognized by comparing their ideologies to those of the primitive, `inferior' `savages.' Conrad's personal experiences in the Belgian Congo, in the 1890s, influenced the compilation of Heart of Darkness, reflecting the waste and inefficiency of British Colonialism. Conrad referred to the colonization of Africa as, "the vilest scramble for loot that ever disfigured the history of human conscience and geographical exploration."(Joffe, 78) The cultural differentiation between the two races is utilized as a mechanism for...


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