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    In Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness, the narrator introduces the reader to Marlow, a seaman in the midst of imperialism. In an interesting twist, the novella's outside frame narration changes to Marlow's point of view. Marlow recounts his journey to the outer and central sections of Africa, where he encounters the horrors of colonization and the European established hierarchy. Thus, Marlow focuses on developing his story, but more so on enlightening his audience on the truth of their…

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    experience of traveling up the Congo River. Specifically, the atmosphere and effects of the Congo are detailed through Conrad’s use of diction and imagery. Conrad’s diction emphasizes the complexity of the Congo’s atmosphere. As Marlow travels up the “silent” river he notes that the air is “heavy” and “sluggish.” The diction conveys a still atmosphere, emphasizing the idea that the Congo is stuck in (a primitive) time. Consequently, it feels as though time in the Congo is not moving.…

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    The congo is a nation that gained its independence in 1960. But before this there was a lot of back and forth to get to this conclusion. The Cold war started out as a fight between the Soviet Union and the United States. After a while the fighting spread to Congo and other countries. Even before this great tension, there was other things that lead up to the cold war. This being that Belgium was controlling the Congo. Congo later gained independence and held their presidential election in 1960,…

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    Darkness, I realized that the book was new and interesting in ways Conrad could never have imagined. “ At a first glance Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness may seem to the untrained eye of Charles Marlows’s experience as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa and his encounter with a manager in African interior who makes himself worshipped by a group of savages. “But, there is a greater underlying meaning to the plot”, states Rafael. “This book is about a man entering Africa as…

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    Story highlights Much of war wrongdoings trial of Charles Taylor focused on "Strife Diamonds" Conflict or "Blood" essential stones are unlawfully traded to hold confide in war-torn spaces Thousands in countries, for instance, Sierra Leone are used as slaves to think gems Group pulls out of structure to guarantee pearls don 't start from strife zones…

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    How could a society appear so stable, as people are treated inhumanely? Surely a thriving community would demand justice? Heart of Darkness recants the tale of Joseph Conrad on his voyage up the Congo River, into the Congo Free State in the heart of Africa, through the perspective of narrator and adventurer, Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow 's story of his obsession with the ivory…

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    1884, King Leopold II of Belgium was granted the coveted Congo River basin. This territory was called the Congo Free State while it was under the control of King Leopold from 1885 until 1908. Most African colonies at the time, including the Congo Free State, were created primarily for the economic exploitation of natural resources and labor. The major exports from the Congo region included ivory, rubber, and…

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    often has messages that are deeper than most stories. He attacks issues that he thinks are important. Conrad, himself, spent much of his youth at sea. After mastering sailing, Conrad was given command of merchant ships in the Orient and on the Congo. He later left the boating business and began to write (“Joseph Conrad”). Heart of Darkness is a fictional adventure story. It is important to the time period, because England was, at the time, trying to conquer and control other countries.…

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    images of Belgian colonial rule of the Congo and the subjugation of the…

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    he heard the name of Kurtz for the first time. Then the name repeated many times which made Marlow, who is our narrator in addition to another unknown narrator, interested to know about Kurtz. Kurtz works for the company as an ivory trader in the Congo which was at that time one of Belgium's colonies. According to Marlow Kurtz was the ideal English man, or as what he called him a "remarkable man", who holds the banner of civilization. Marlow's dream of meeting Kurtz forced him to look for Kurtz,…

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