The portrayal of Discrimination: A Brief Study of the White and the Black Race in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness


Author(s):
Farhana Haque

Abstract:
In the novel Heart of Darkness, the portrayal of discrimination is between the white and the black race. Colonialism and racism are the parallel themes in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. This study will encompass the white colonizer’s atrocity towards their subordinate race represented as the black Africans of Congo. Imperialism is nevertheless at the center of Heart of Darkness. This novel provides a critical view of European imperial activities to rule like the Perpetrators. Here in this research paper, I will try to figure out the superiority and influencing power of English colonizer and how they prevail on the black African race.

Keywords:
heart of darkness, colonialism, racism

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