Africa from Different Contextual Frameworks Comparison Essay by sensuousbanana

Africa from Different Contextual Frameworks
A comparative analysis of the depiction of Africa in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart".
# 57924 | 2,079 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | CA
Published on Apr 21, 2005 in English (Comparison) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Literature (General)

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The paper first illustrates the differences in the way Africa is depicted by the two authors, Conrad and Achebe. Particularly, it compares the depiction of the African landscape, the native peoples, and the culture of Africa in the two texts. Additionally, the paper discusses the contextual frameworks of the novels for a better understanding of why such contrasting images of Africa exist among them.

From the Paper:

"Chinua Achebe, in "Things Fall Apart", and Joseph Conrad, in "Heart of Darkness", present sharply contrasting images of Africa. This is most evident in comparing their depiction of the African landscape, the native people, and the African culture. However, any comparative analysis of the two works should be approached bearing in mind differences in their contextual frameworks. Viewed from such a perspective, it can be argued that the differences in the portrayal of Africa merely represent the reality of the two novels written with different purposes, from different cultural viewpoints and at varying points of human development."

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