Essay on Analysis Of Joseph Conrad 's Heart Of Darkness

1545 Words Oct 20th, 2014 null Page
The world is not a concrete place. The world is almost like a yellowing onion. To uncover what is truly behind its glissing, gleaming peels one must slowly peel each layer away. The task of peeling the layers away is an arduous one. One that causes a person to expunge tears because the onion expels a defense mechanism to protect what is inside its core. When the process of peeling the layers of the onion is done, one can find that there is nothing, but a greenish yellow core. The core of humanity. A core that is nothing, but a hollow mesh of lies, corruption, evil, and deceit. Joseph Conrad through the Heart of Darkness exposed that within the core of humanity is nothing, but inherent evil ,hypocrisy, and irrationality. Frederick Karl, in his critical analysis of Heart of Darkness, said that Conrad had a “great contribution to political thought in his insight into the irrationality of politics.” Joseph Conrad gave his central character Marlow the experience of dealing with the political mindset of European civilizations in the 1900’s. The Europeans Marlow encounters, refers to their endeavors to the African continent as a means of good highlighted in the quote, ``Each station should be like a beacon on the road towards better things, a centre for trade of course, but also for humanizing, improving, instructing. '(Conrad 10). This is far from the truth. Instead the Europeans are pilfering natural resources from the Congo, succumbing the native Congolese people to a life…

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