What would be a reason that describes the importance of Heart of Darkness in its historical context?
I think that part of the reason why Conrad's work is so compelling is that it provides one of the strongest metaphors for what Colonialism represented. Kurtz becomes one of these symbols that represents both the glory of Colonialism and its blood- laden atrocities. This is where Conrad's work achieves a large level of importance. It explores the veneer of greatness and triumph that Colonial exploits largely received by the Western...
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