Heart Of Darkness
Our Heart of Darkness
Every individual in this world has a heart of darkness. Some keep it tucked away, never to be seen, while others use it as a model for living. Joseph Conrad uses this philosophy to show how man struggles to find the balance between good and evil everyday. Conrad conveys his message through his character, Marlow, a simple man who is proud of his work and is only trying to survive.
The heart of darkness is something that all of the characters introduced throughout this story struggle with. Learning to fight their way to the top and overcome the obstacles that are constantly thrown in the way is what this account is all about. In the very beginning this can be seen when Marlow seeks help in finding work from his aunt. This is a great insult to a man of this time, to ask a woman for help but his desire to move up forces him to take seemingly drastic measures.
The heart of Africa is used as a metaphor for life. This becomes very evident early in the story. ?The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking
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