Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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How are the issues of race and imperialism woven into Heart of Darkness?

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Kurtz concludes that Europeans must "'Exterminate all the brutes!'"  Marlow suggests that Kurtz's time in the heart of Africa has caused him to exhibit a primitive, instinctual nature, a nature that Marlow suggests is in all civilized societies, just waiting to re-emerge.

Kurtz becomes a god to the natives because he has unabashedly moved from superego (ethics) to id (desire) in his...

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