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    Professor David Auchter American Public University   Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad based on his six month stay in Congo, Africa which is considered a significant tome for its depiction of Imperialism. Imperialism is defined as 'a policy or practice by which a country increases its power by gaining control over other areas of the world.' (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) In it Conrad depicts the treatment of the local natives by Europeans and the motives of Europeans to compare

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    Joseph Conrad was born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857 to Polish parents in Berdychiv, Ukraine. During his early life, Conrad didn’t show the inspiration and desire to become an author. With novels like Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness, and The Secret Agent, Conrad didn’t gain inspiration for them from other novels, but from his seafaring career as a marine merchant. Although Joseph Conrad rise to fame could have been seen as unconventional because of his early life, the legacy that

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    In the story Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad a sailor decides to travel to Africa on a whim, using family connections he enlists as the captain of a ship travelling up the Congo River. The novella provides many themes, however is the text in itself racist? One of the main concepts portrayed in Heart of Darkness is the treatment of the natives of Africa and their image. This is most commonly shown through the disparity of the image between what is said in the novel and what can be read through

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    Through contemplation of Joseph Conrad’s complex descriptions and ideas of life in Africa, or the heart of darkness, it can be established that he is, in fact, not racist. Conrad was simply expressing the dark, uncivilized manners of the African people to contrast the light European hoi polloi and the unfair dehumanization of slaves in his time period. The African people that Conrad viewed as uncivilized could be considered an act of racism; however, it is also logical to believe that he was merely

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    rose to his hands and knees, and went off on all-four towards the river to drink”(Conrad 53). Is Joseph Conrad being racist by saying this? Or is he just telling the story how it was in 1890’s? These are some of the questions that goes through a reader’s mind after they read the Heart of Darkness. The more the reader thinks about the words said about African Americans and women. They may come to the idea that Conrad is a racist. By no means does this mean Conrad’s work is not a piece of famous art

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    The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a story that takes place in the early 1890s and presents us with an odyssey of a traveler known as Marlow who confronts the dangers of the Congo jungle while also witnessing the wicked, inhumane treatment of the African natives. In the story, Marlow represents Joseph Conrad who had actually traveled up the Congo in 1890 and witnessed the European exploitation of the African natives firsthand. In the Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad exposes the inhumanity of

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    Darkness is a novel written by Joseph Conrad. The setting of the book is in Belgian Congo, which was the most infamous European colony in Africa. This is a story about the protagonist Marlow’s journey to self discovery, and his experiences in Congo. Conrad’s story explores the colonialism period in Africa to demonstrate Marlow’s struggles. Along the way, he faces insanity, death, his fear of failure, and cultural contamination as he makes his was to the inner station. Conrad through the protagonist and

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    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad was born by the name Jozej Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski on Dec. 3, 1857. He was an English novelist and short story writer who wrote many titles to include Lord Jim, Nostromo, and The secret Agent. He was known for his richness of the use of prose and also using his encounters with living on the high seas. His reputation as a great story teller covers up his great fascination when people are faced with nature’s invaraiable unconcern, man’s frequent malevolence, and his

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    People like to believe that social constructs and ideas have changed more over time than they actually have. For many years, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad was a treasured classic, with many honourable themes and messages, as the author reveals the true nature of humanity by following an European sailor’s journey through the dark jungles of Africa and down the river Congo, all while watching as his own humanity changes. As society has evolved, however, Heart of Darkness has come under

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    Imperialism is when a country is extending it’s influence by acquiring other governments or territories through diplomacy or military force.There are many motives for imperialism attributed to the different characters in “The Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad. For example the men who work for the Company describe what they do as trade, and their treatment of native Africans is part of a humane project of civilization. But what these men for the company really do is they extending their influence on

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