Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness book cover
Start Your Free Trial

What is the role of the company in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad?

Expert Answers info

Margarete Abshire eNotes educator | Certified Educator

briefcaseTeacher (K-12)

calendarEducator since 2016

write979 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Social Sciences

The company is Marlow 's employer, of course, but also represents the power of European colonialism in Africa. The company's business is to extract as much ivory from the jungle as possible; it is responsible for building infrastructure to allow ivory to travel from the interior to the coast. The...

(The entire section contains 156 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial