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As Marlow now knows well, her ideals are nothing but illusion; however, he acknowledges and protects them. He has a somewhat sexist view of women; as he has stated previously in his narrative, he believes that women cannot deal with reality and thus need illusions in order to survive. It is noteworthy, however, that even though this observation comes before the interview with the Intended in the sequence of narration, the story is being told after the interview has happened, and thus it is not unreasonable to suppose that Marlow's opinion of women has been formed from this very inci... ... middle of paper ... ... Adelman, Gary. Heart of Darkness: Search for the Unconscious. Boston: Little & Brown, 1987.
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This article was hard to read. Rasmussen was a bit roundabout at getting to her point, and once I finally figured out what she was saying, I didn't really care. I personally think that Rasmussen is a sexist woman with an over-rated opinion! She attacks both Bell and James and unjustly signifies that because the writings are from a male perspective, they are themselves sexist and phallocentric. She also implies that the feminist perspective, which she uses as no more than a title under which she can vent her own sexist attitude, is of crucial importance in reading James's Washington Square and Bell's perspectives.
Marlow then goes to criticize women's mentalities: "It's queer how out of touch with the truth women are! They live in a world of their own [..... ... middle of paper ... ...ialist pursuits and trusted the integrity of those who carried out its mission. Revealing the reality of nineteenth century colonialism would have lead to the destruction of the economy. The only way to preserve it was to conceal all scrupling facts about European colonialism. Works Cited and Consulted: Brantlinger, Patrick.