The Methods and Effects of European Colonialism
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This paper discusses how various methods of colonialism used by Europeans to colonize Africa are described in the novels, "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. It shows how Reverend Smith, Mr. Brown, and Kurtz practice different beliefs about colonialism and how each interpretation, peaceful or not, has an effect upon the African people. It compares these methods of colonization by exploring the idea of the Africans being seen as "savages", the search for African riches, and the introduction of Christianity to these "pagans." European imperialism is also examined in both novels.
From the Paper:"When Brown builds a school in Umuofia, he further spreads his culture in a peaceful manner. By convincing the village to send its children to learn to read and write, he finds a way to teach his pupils about European culture. Brown's method most likely works better than others does because he accomplishes his purpose in a much more subtle way. The Ibo do not feel as pressured to accept these new ways, for they are slipped carefully in amongst the songs and scriptures. He manages to colonize by teaching the natives, not by brutalizing them or overtaking their way of life."
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