Pride And Prejudice In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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Lexicon, a rather advanced word deemed superior to that of vocabulary, yet mean the same. The diction used in societies is perhaps the greatest gauge of intelligence. But why that society uses such terminology is not based upon human to human tutelage alone, better yet our surroundings influence equally or greater than that of a classroom. Analyzing far enough back, nature swayed decisions quicker than any roundtable could. In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad writes about the complexities and faults in humanity’s perception towards race and culture; moreover, the quest in answering this question sheds light upon the effects surroundings can invoke and how that relates back to society’s plight of pride and prejudice. Yet for the purpose of this analysis the arguments for and against racism will not be addressed as not to skew the intent, …show more content…
I could not tell her’… I would not have gone so far as to fight… but… near enough to… lie.” (27, 77) Surroundings can change a person, from an honest sailor to a lying pitiful friend. Baba, in The Kite Runner stated it best, “When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth… There is no act more wretched than stealing…” (18). Our surroundings force reactions out of each and every one of us, actions that at one time were believed inconceivably wrong become simple acts on a whim. Joseph Conrad throws the veil from the grotesque map of colonized Africa, a country scavenged to depletion. A country that rattled its scavengers, man may have taken ivory and resources but Africa took their morals, ethics, and laws and devoured them. Lexicon or vocabulary, what an impact two synonymous words can impact every little detail of our lives; both words, both cultures, both landscapes are at their core one in the same, yet the foil each other so extensively that each other’s core beliefs are shaken by the raw force of the

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