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Social and Political Commentary in "Heart of Darkness"

Summary: "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad may be based on Conrad's own 1890 trip to the Congo and that his depictions of the cruelty, ignorance and barbarity of the colonialists may be based upon his own experiences.
Colonialism, Politics and the Heart of Darkness

Literary texts comment upon social and political events, is this true for the example of `Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad? This essay will attempt to answer this question. Put simply; using the example of `Heart of Darkness' the writer of this essay will attempt to prove that social and political commentary are an essential part of classic and modern literature. For what is art, in this case literature without some background of turbulence be it political or social. It was Charles Dickens, "the greatest English novelist of the 19th century, moralist, satirist, and social reformer," (Gatten and Martin). Who penned the opening lines to `A Tale of Two Cities'; "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." (2) Here the author is stating explicitly that this particular novel is set against...

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