Heart of Darkness Essay | Heart of Darkness

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Heart of Darkness

Summary: Conrad as a racist and imperialist
Heart of Darkness

When questioning whether or not Joseph Conrad was an imperialist, a racist or both for that matter, the answer should be quite obvious after reading some of his works, such as, Heart of Darkness. Everywhere you look in this book, there is both imperialism and racism illustrated. Through Kurtz, Conrad's imperialist side breaks through and likewise, through Marlow Conrad's racist views come to life.

According to Dictionary.com, imperialism is "when one nation exerts political, economic, social or military control or influence over another nation or people." During the 19th century, everyone was in search of a better life. They all wanted more money therefore, more power. In order to do so, various people had to travel great lengths to unclaimed lands to set up colonies for the sole purpose of making profits off of the resources at hand. In Heart of Darkness, Kurtz...

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