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Imperialistic Religion "Heart of Darkness"

Summary: Forcing Christanity on non-Christian aboriginal people is a key theme in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." The frailities and hypocrisy in Christianity are represented by Kurtz, who becomes symbolic of a false god that seeks to subjugate non-believers with religion.
Christianity, as it is followed in Western civilization is a combination of faith and hypocrisy that often serves as the impacting force behind the actions of humanity and society. Religion often captivated individuals and entire societies in such a way that those individuals and societies attempt to force the impact of their beliefs upon all peoples of the world. Religion forces upon us the belief that our religion must above all, conquer and reign over all other faiths and beliefs, and that idea often leads to prejudices, hate, and in extreme cases, genocide. This concept can be seen in Joseph Conrad's "The Heart of Darkness," by the way Western Civilization attempts to force its beliefs upon the Congolese natives of the land.

Religious allusions thrive in "The Heart of Darkness." A major biblical parallel is the role that Kurtz plays as a God to both...

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