Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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What is a thesis for Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad?

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An alternate thesis you could use would be about Conrad’s portrayal of European imperialism and its devastating effects on both the colonizers and the colonized.

While it is an interesting idea to explore the significance of what the title means, Conrad also seems to be critiquing the ways in which civilized men distinguish themselves as the moral superiors of the world. Marlow discovers in his journey along the Congo that nearly all of the men are selfish, greedy, and cruel, with the idea that the natives are nothing but unintelligent pawns to be...

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