Specifically, Conrad and Coppola incorporate theme of hypocrisy in order to portray man’s incredible potential for evil. Firstly, the theme of hypocrisy is integrated in both works for the purpose of portraying man’s staggering and absurd potential for evil. In the novel, Heart of Darkness, the Europeans state that their objectives in Africa are to trade with the natives and immerse them with the light of civilization. However, their actions fail to reflect their stated motives since the Europeans take the ivory from the natives by force and they treat them inhumanely. Not to mention that the Europeans constantly refer to natives as objects such as machinery as well as suppress and eradicate them at any opportunity.
The government continues to spend millions of tax dollars on a failing War on Drugs when in reality it is just another excuse to intervene in Latin American affairs. Works Cited Chomsky, Noam. Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs. Cambridge, MA: South End, 2000. Web.
The only thing that European civilization is capable of is stealing the African wealth. Throughout the novel, Africa is not only being described as dark but also mysterious and dangerous where light could be turned into darkness. The setting when Marlow tells his tale is foreshadowing of what is to come. The setting changes as Europeans drive deeper into the Congo, and the white man collapses under the infinite darkness of the Co... ... middle of paper ... ...e death. "(Page 29 HOD), and this is a clear evidence that proves how Marlow’s morals have been destroyed as he moves to each station.
These events depict the rotten nature of the society, as even human life has to be saved through corruption. There are several ethical issues surrounding the decision by the Hutu politicians to start the genocide. It is unfair and unethical for the Hutus to blame the entire Tutsi tribe for the president’s death. The Hutu politicians are so much driven by hatred that they fail to consider the innocent lives to be lost in the planned genocide. Instead, they organiz... ... middle of paper ... ...ause the colonial masters believed that they resembled them.
The fact is, the winners write history so it is likely that some important parts of history were not shown in this film. Europeans are lying about what is really going on. They are selfish in their conquering of empires and only seeked power and fortune. The Europeans killed anyone in their way out of greed, but they were unable to understand the natives’ presumably “other” way of living. This makes the viewer question who the real savages are.
The soldiers have come in and taken the inhabitants and are destroying them and taking from them the one thing they deserve over everything, life. The imperialists seem to not care about the Africans and are just there for their land. Compared to 19th century imperialism it is almost the same. The imperialism of the 19th and 20th centur... ... middle of paper ... ...t a side of people that is not of the norm. Which connects imperialist thought to the madness of the jungle.
Coffee, sugar, and bananas have been a major export for farmers in the past but a worldwide over-production has lead the farmers to producing fields of cocoa bushes. The lone functioning governments in parts of Columbia are leftist guerrillas. In these areas order is maintained by FARC, which is the countries largest rebel army. The Columbian governments have put laws into place since the 1990’s to cut down on drug trafficking. “A legal structure has been in place that encourages traffickers to surrender and collaborate with the authorities in return for judicial leniency”(Clawson 90).
The Americans then get involved by helping Ho Chi Minh as they felt sorry for him but quickly change sides after finding he is a communist and want... ... middle of paper ... ...r the Americans. Of course America needed weapons for the war so the weapons manufacturers all over America were making tons of money, which did the American economy, good. North Vietnam was being supplied with money and weapons to. They were getting it from Russia and China who were helping for the Communist aid. These were the economic factors of why America was so involved in the Vietnam War.
The notion blank space suggests that Africa is uninhabited and, therefore, any country can assert power over it. Again, Conrad eliminates Africa from the rest of the world by calling it a blank space and denying the fact that it is a country with its rules and people. The Heart of Darkness talks about the exploitation of Africa by the Eldorado Exploring Expedition, it is a group of five white men and their purpose is to exploit Africa out of its resources, mostly ivory. In doing so, they also spread their culture, religion and laws onto the natives. The first law that the Europeans imposed was taxation since the natives didn’t have money they sold their bodies to work, and eventually the Europeans became slaveholders.
The people of the Congo were stripped of all their ethical rights as human beings and treated like animals. Establishing Knowledge The people of the Congo were at peace with their lifestyle until the white man (Europeans) came in the picture and brutally forced them to change. "Since then the whites have brought nothing but wars and misery to the Congo (16 Hochschild)." The European exploration was just a "philanthropic pretense to show off their work when in reality it was just to gain finical benefits for themselves. At first their approach to civilize the African people was peaceful until they realized the advantage they had over them.