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    fatal plunge into barbarism. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, marooned schoolboys exchange the confines of civility for an unrestrained, iniquitous lifestyle. Joseph Conrad depicts a steamboat captain's voyage down the Congo River and realization of mankind's intrinsic evils in Heart of Darkness. Both Golding and Conrad construct microcosms to chronicle the dangers induced by both engaging in a decadent existence and denying mankind's capacity for evil. William Golding's Lord of the Flies exemplifies

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    Professional Response 1: Although, I find the ending somewhat predictable, I would use Gordimer’s short story, “A Beneficiary,” to highlight how the author uses figurative language and rhetorical devices to develop characterization. Not only did I enjoy examining the protagonist’s journey to enlightenment, I also appreciated studying how Gordimer utilizes certain figures and strategic devices to bring the deceased mother to life. For instance, Charlotte notes that her mother, Laila “had baptized

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    Company is doing good by civilizing the savages and “weaning [the] ignorant [Congolese] from their horrid ways” (Conrad 76). Marlow’s aunt embraces the Company’s lie which claims to do good by bringing forth civilization for the savages in the Congo. Marlow ventures to hint that the Company is in reality “run for profit” and are colonizing the Congo for the ivory found in Africa (Conrad 76). However, although Marlow clues to his aunt that the Company is not as righteous as it claims to be, he never

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    Social Criticism in Candide and Heart of Darkness In their respective novels Heart of Darkness and Candide, Joseph Conrad and Voltaire address various hypocrisies in society. While Voltaire criticizes topics stretching from church and religion to war and wealth, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is one of the most famous criticisms of imperialism. What measures do the authors use to criticize society, and how are their social critiques different? The list of criticisms in Candide is long. The first chapter

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    ten million Congolese natives, a crime of a genocidal scale which has terribly affected the future of the Congo and its people till today. Conrad renders his own anti colonial critique through his central character,

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    profession in the book. This shocking, but simultaneously palpable, fact is enough to prove that the objectification of women has been a norm since the beginning of mankind. Through the narration of Charles Marlow, Heart of Darkness author Joseph Conrad portrays females as seemingly less human than their male counterparts, thus showing readers that the inherent discrimination of women is a universal issue that has persisted through time and across many cultures. One of the first instances in which

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    Shades of Evil

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    then realizes that he must lie to her to prevent shattering her heart. Throughout The Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad supports William Saroyan’s quote, “Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These understand,” by illustrating the varying degree of savageness in men; he reveals the goodness in men one expects to be evil through his depiction of Africans. Conrad begins his novel by confirming the stereotypical view of Africans, but then turning the public’s perception of

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    described as “a hairdresser 's dummy” (Conrad 14), or absurd, in the case of the French gunboat firing into a continent being described as “incomprehensible” (11) because the “tiny projectile would give a feeble screech—and nothing happened. Nothing could happen.” (11). With this knowledge Marlow learns that “no absolutes exist, that he inhabits an indifferent universe” (Peters 4), and that life is a "mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose" (Conrad 63). Marlow further finds that he

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    The Collision of Beliefs in Things Fall Apart

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    entire life, and enacted their beliefs whole-heartedly. European missionaries wanted to convert them from these ways. Each group of people had a difficulties communicating with each other; this caused a type of ignorance towards the other. Joseph Conrad did an adequate job portraying the views of Europeans in his novel Heart of Darkness and why they felt they needed to be in Africa. The traditions and beliefs in these two novels caused a major separation between the natives and whites; could this

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    The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, displays the power of humans and nature. Joseph Conrad says, “ My task is by the power of the written word before all, to make you see.” His words display, the contradiction of humanity and their actions through the manipulation of the light and dark forces. The heart of darkness is ambiguity between humans, their malcontent with themselves, and how they bend to natures will. The manipulation of light and dark is portrayed throughout the novella. “Yes but

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