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Essay | Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Summary: A commentary on an excerpt from "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.
"I foresaw that . . . I would become acquainted with a flabby, pretending, weak-eyed devil of a rapacious and pitiless folly."

In this passage from Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, by parroting the arguments of colonialists, Conrad exposes the hypocrisy of imperialism. Written around the start of the 20th century at a time where imperialism was seen as necessary for both the motherland and the colonized country, Conrad is savagely attacking the imperialist countries that have the audacity to think they are `civilizing' the natives and can also rely solely in the natives to work as "helpers." Using his speaker Charles Marlow, Conrad manages to turn the "blinding sunlight" back onto the colonial empire uncovering, as Miller did, "a truth already known but as yet unrecognized." But also Conrad uses different shades of light to demonstrate how people's psyche has many different aspects and is...

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