Heart of Darkness Essay | The Portrayal of Women in "Heart of Darkness"

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The Portrayal of Women in "Heart of Darkness"

Summary: Details the portrayal of key female figures in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", with examples.
Incredible - a great word to describe the level of equality with men women have gained over the many centuries of modern civilization. Hence, it cannot be overlooked that there still exist many literary examples of social disregard for woman potential. Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" exemplifies the Western patriarchal gender roles in which women are given the inferior status.

Not only are women portrayed as being inferior to men, but Marlow's (the protagonist's) seldom mentioning of them in his Congo adventure narrative symbolizes his view of their insignificance. There is a total of five women presented in Marlow's narrative but only three of them are significant minor characters: Marlow's aunt, Kurtz's African mistress, and Kurtz's "Intended." The following essay will examine how the presentation of each of these three women in Marlow's narrative contributes to connecting events in the story.

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