Imperialism- Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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July 12, 2015

 

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On his way to the post, the character Marlow points out, “It had known the ships and the men...The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires.” (Conrad, 67). The tone of this statement is optimistic and not that of someone heading to battle. Marlow also discusses the many travellers who come through the Congo searching for fame or gold...
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Marlow also discusses the many travellers who come through the Congo searching for fame or gold. The most obvious oppressive measure in Heart of Darkness is the geographic conquering in the Congo. Marlow reflects on Africa’s tumultuous past by referencing Roman imperialism, “I was thinking of very old times, when the Romans first came here, nineteen hundred years ago...
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