"Heart of Darkness" Analytical Essay by wombat1

"Heart of Darkness"
Discusses the roles of the different characters in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness".
# 45625 | 873 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | CA
Published on Nov 16, 2003 in History (African) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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The characters in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" include the Accountant, the Lawyer, and the anonymous narrator, who are listening to Marlow's story. They further emphasize the imperialistic society and their obliviousness to colonialism. The paper examines how the use of these characters represents the idealistic views of the citizens in the society back then: True imperialism does exist, and England's past is a glorious one.

From the Paper:

"Conrad uses the anonymous narrator to describe the "mature" Marlow telling everyone about his past as the young Marlow to present a tale of wisdom and allow all characters on the ship the Lawyer, the Accountant, and the anonymous narrator, to understand the consequences of European colonialism. The Accountant and the Lawyer are splendid examples of colonialism; they are men with established status who live in the city oblivious to the torture men in Africa went through for their luxuries, such as dominoes. The Accountant is playing with dominoes at the beginning of the story, "toying architecturally with the bones" (Conrad 1)."

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