Heart of Darkness
The Truth Hurts!
Joseph Conrads novel, Heart of Darkness, is understood to be a story bleeding with absolute truth and immense focus on reality- – the truth and reality of the cruelty of man no matter where in the world. This piece of literary genius explores vividly the meaning of our cruel lives toward our fellow man. When faced with shocking truths, are we then only faced with the brutal truths of man
The protagonist, Marlow, toils with his conscious as he goes to the Congo, witnessing the effects of his countries imperialism. Conrad uses Marlow?s struggles through the Congo to witness man in a whole new meaning, getting across to the reader the imperialistic nature of Marlow?s. Marlows “change,” is caused by his exposure to the truth of reality of Africa and how, his once, imperialistic views blinded this truth.
Heart of Darkness is a story of one mans journey through the African Congo and the “enlightenment” of his soul. It begins with Charlie Marlow, along with a few of his comrades, cruising aboard the Nellie. On the boat, Marlow begins to tell of his experiences in the Congo. Conrad
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