Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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What can we say about the morality of Heart of Darkness of Joseph Conrad?

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Morality is examined through Marlow's journey into the "heart of darkness," which metaphorically represents his journey into the uncharted human heart and is explored through the disastrous effects of European imperialism, as well as the Company's unscrupulous employees, who are an extension of the corrupt imperialist regimes. When Marlow initially signs up for a job as steamboat captain with the Company, he compares the European city to a "whited sepulchre," which alludes to Jesus's description of the hypocritical, wicked Pharisees in the Book of Matthew. Similar to the Pharisees, who were depicted as righteous, morally-upright individuals, the European nations present themselves in a favorable light but are nothing more than greedy, violent nations that champion imperialism.

As Marlow journies into the Congolese jungle, he meets selfish, shrewd Company employees, who are only worried about advancing their status, and witnesses firsthand the disastrous effects of imperialism on the...

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