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What Is Heart Of Darkness Imperialism

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Furthermore, the Heart of Darkness was written in 1902 during the Belgian Congo. The Belgian Congo was experiencing a genocide; half of central Africa's population was killed in the process of extracting rubber and ivory for the Belgians. As countries like Germany, France, and Belgium begin to expand, British culture tried to establish that their version of imperialism was aiming to civilize not to traumatize the colonies they were moving into. This culture was relayed into Conrad's novel directly. Heart of Darkness was the first real narrative of what was taking place in the Belgian Congo. Marlow illustrates and narrates the horror of a society without a balance of power. Conrad was directly affected by British culture because as a young man
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