Heart of Darkness Essay | Race and Ethnicity in "Heart of Darkness"

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Race and Ethnicity in "Heart of Darkness"

Summary: Discusses how one group or ideology is privileged over another in the novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.
At the turn of the 19th century European imperialism, even though racist and corrupt, was viewed as ¡§a crusade worthy of this century of progress¡¨ (Introduction {to Heart of Darkness}, Robert Hampson. pg20) by King Leopold of Belgium. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, reflects the colonial attitudes of that time, in relation to the black Africans who are commonly viewed and described as primitive and inferior and are marginalised in many different ways. Before Africans are even introduced in the story they are discriminated against through the negative associations bestowed upon the setting of Africa ¡V their home. After appearing in the narrative, the Africans¡¦ ¡¥inferiority¡¦ is confirmed through the Europeans¡¦ adverse portrayal of them, demeaning and belittling them. They are further marginalised through being denied the privilege or right to speak, creating a very one-sided story disabling the Africans...

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