In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, who has the light and who has the darkness?
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness represents an ironic reinterpretation of who holds the qualities of light and dark. The speaker, Marlowe, has all the standard belief of an Englishman of his time in London as the greatest city on Earth; in real work being done in giving the advantages of civilization to the native peoples of Africa; and in the superiority of European intelligence and virtue over the primitive ways of those whao are native to the African continent. In an ironic twist of fate, Marlowe comes to compare the integrity and dignified behavior of the cannibals traveling on his ship to the behavior of the Europeans on his ship for...
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