The Relationship Between Power And Race In Heart Of Darkness By Joseph Conrad

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The novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad published in 1902 is regarded as the best writing in English and it about imperialism. It is about Marlow’s journey to find Kurt an ivory-trader in Africa and bring him back to civilization. He was traveling through the Congo River by steamboat. He got attacked by the Natives who were ordered by Kurt, Kurt was worshipped by the Natives because he has power and he was brilliant. Kurt was supposed to bring civilization in Africa but he eventually became obsessed of Natives and their land and became obsessed with an ivory. In that case he became savagery just like them and even makes friends among them. Marlow seem to be a racist when he was capable to differentiate between the blacks and whites. …show more content…
Since Kurt was in Congo for a mission of transforming Native population from savagery to civilization, he needed to overpower them in order for them to change, they use brutality to change their ways of thinking and doing hoping and maintaining to raise their culture among them. Race is also performed through imperialism in a way that whites do not take notice of the black’s existence, they believe that they are miner minded than them and they are full of savagery that why their place is so dark according to the novella’s title.Power and race relate through imperialism in such a way that, when you look to this novella open minded you will see that if power was not possessed for the success of imperialism race also was not going to be performed in a way that the author reveal be. If the white did not have to be cruelty when maintaining imperialism, need for power was not going to be necessary, because everyone was going to agree or disagree about the change. The blacks were not going to be exploited in racism because every single person was going to do what he or she thinks is right for …show more content…
I stated Kurt behavior toward white people, and also reveal how Marlow behave when he sees black suffer and his thought and speech about them that were different. I also mention the behavior of other author’s toward Conrad novella and the way he shows to not be against imperialism and colonization that was going on there that cause the white to seek for power to control black and forced them to do whatever they think it was right for the profit of their economy as

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