Heart of Darkness Essay | Heart of Darkness: Understanding Belgian Imperialism in the Congo

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Heart of Darkness: Understanding Belgian Imperialism in the Congo

Summary: The novel Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad, is a truthful account of the atrocities occurring in Africa under the reign of King Leopold II. The novel serves as a high-quality aid in the study of Belgian imperialism in the Congo.
The novel Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad, is a truthful account of the atrocities occurring in Africa under the reign of King Leopold II and a high quality aid for the study of Belgian imperialism in the Congo.

King Leopold II first became interested in the Congo as a place of colonial exploration whilst following the expeditions of the British Henry Morton Stanley in the mid nineteenth century. Leopold was adamant in finding a small colony for Belgium and an African state seemed most desirable.

The main reasons for going to the Congo were economic, political and religious. The economic motives were fueled by the desire to make money by exploiting cheap labour to remove vital raw materials such as ivory and rubber, to expand and control foreign trade and to compete for investments and resources. The political reasons...

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