Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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What does Marlow mean when he states "idea that redeems the ugliness of the conquest of the earth? His statement can be found on page 9 of the book.

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At the beginning of the novella, Marlow elaborates on what the Romans experienced when they first arrived to the uncivilized shores of England. He also chronicles their encounters with the various tribes and foreign warriors, who were uncivilized and could not adequately defend themselves against the conquering soldiers. Marlow then mentions that the Roman conquest of England, like all other conquests, was simply a demonstration of robbery, violence, and...

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