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Heart of Darkness: Illusions

Summary: This is a critical essay about Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." It cites various articles to prove the thesis that the Europeans in the novel are shown as primitive, not the Africans.
Stalin's purges in the Soviet Union, Hitler's elimination of the Jewish citizens, the genocide of the Armenian people by the Turks, and the United States' placement of Japanese-Americans in concentration camps - all were acts of discrimination and cruelty towards minorities in their own countries. These various acts of violence are widely taught in history classes, and they are acts known throughout the world. Why is it that these events are so widely talked about, while the brutality Africans suffered as imperialism spread among their country is never mentioned? Some say that the racism of white men against blacks is too powerful to admit these wrong-doings. Joseph Conrad, however, refutes this idea in his novella, Heart of Darkness, by showing that the savagery is not within the Africans, but the Europeans themselves. He shows Mr. Kurtz as an accomplished European and places him in the heart...

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