The novels Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness are illustrations of the baser aspects of human nature, both in their content and the manner in which they deal with the subject of subjugation, violence, and suffering during historical interracial confluences. This fact is illus...
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... Heart of Darkness presents the fear of the white man and his difficulty in viewing the Africans as people from his own race. Things Fall Apart, on the other hand, criticizes this impressionistic stance. Clearly, the different origins and backgrounds of the authors has influenced the different perspectives in the books.
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