Heart of Darkness short summary & analysis

Heart of Darkness



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Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

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Heart of Darkness Analysis

After Joseph Conrad traveled to the wilderness, he had inherited internal diseases and traumas from the human auction he saw. It has become so real over time that human life and the white man created pilgrims worshiping the ivory that he deified him; The passage of the colonial, which Joseph Conrad described as if he were alive in the novel, into the heads of the savages, reminds us of something that sailors who trust their money forget: Those who set their seats on people's bones also feed their power with their own blood. The day comes until they drown in their own blood…

Heart of Darkness Short Summary

The Heart of Darkness begins with a few people talking on a cruise boat Nellie. Marlow expresses the heroism of the white man who illuminates the dark lands. The mystery of undiscovered lands fascinates him by the "Superior White Race!" That brings civilization into wildness and intactness; she asks her to make her aunt torpedo to make a steamship captain. Her sister-in-law does not oppose her, she requests the company. When they go to the company, they greet him even in a way that reminds them of the gladiators even coming to death. And Marlow begins this amazing journey.

While you are reading the Heart of Darkness, which is described with a lyrical expression and a unique symbolism (the difficulty and power of symbolism is very meaningful), you travel to the black land where the Sun slowly sinks in a “Superior White Race” head. While bringing white race civilization, he never gets tired of growing this black soil with his own blood. From the moment Marlov entered the company, this idea, washed with blood, has become a bloody gear. And what he doesn't know is how to get back from the way he got out.

He has to go to the area they call the station with his Marlow ship. He meets the people who are surrounded by the ivory trade, the manager who is blinded by the money, says that this is his region and ivory. There is, however, something that does not add up, which is the brick master. But there is no structure or material. Nobody wants to leave here because they have a high commission. Despite the natives drawn as wild and cannibals, eating the hippos alive…

Marlow wants to see a person named Kurtz constantly. He works at the station in Kurtz. According to Marlow's account, Kurtz does not speak, just rests. Kurtz, one of the people in the book, attracts Marlow, who came to the island, for no reason. Marlow witnesses the bad speeches of the Director about Kurtz. Marlow will be more familiar with the character of Kurtz, which he has never seen, but has never lost his tongue with his absence, as he sees the island's wildness.

Kurtz will even proclaim his own God to seize ivory. How will these locals, even afraid of the steam of the steamship, behave in front of these lesser people than the machine? What end awaits a bloody, living God?

This journey that started on Nellie will end on Nellie again. What about Marlow, as the company says: "Gladiator who set off for death!" How wild are the Black People of the Black Continent as these lands, whose people are enslaved for capital, and the White Man declared God, are untouched for the people behind, turning into a kind of grave among the indigenous people?

The Manager, who does not even have a name for Marlow, will see Kurtz as a threat. You will not be able to hold your tears towards the unique end while reading this book, where exploitation and money greed are felt on every page. White people's greed is increasing day by day to seize ivory, while roles will slowly change in the wild. In the book, this event is symbolized as follows:

‘’In all the states of pain, surrender, and despair, dark shapes lying in the trees, lying down and lying in the dim light, lurking on the trunk of the trees, hiding on the trunk of the trees. Another mine exploded on the rocks exploded and…’’(Page 59)

Black soil had begun to take its color from them. People clinging to the soil had nothing to lose. They could even lose their God in the face of the White Man's civilization. Be sure to read this book that I was impressed while reading.


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