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Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad was published in 1901 It is a short novel based on colonization It takes part in the Congo Africa LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding was published in 1954 It is a novel based on adolescent boys kids lost on a deserted island and there struggle to survive in the wilderness It is not to say the least a simple adventure story In fact the implications of the story go far beyond the dehumanization of a few boys What is the- Truth in the Heart of Darkness Lord of The Flies The Truth is Humanity-it is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of the human nature In the Heart of Darkness Conrad used Kurtz as a main character to introduce the truth to his readers Kurtz was an exceptional man he was the best agent and was of great importance to the company Yet he left the company and made his own tribe of the native Africans who were described as savages and inhuman He leaves the civilization company behind and joins the savages to get more ivoryPower Were as in Lord of Flies William Golding chose Jack to be the main character to introduce the truth to his readers Pg 121 But know Im going to get more of the big ones away from the conch and all that Here Jack is talking about older kids he wants them to join his tribe He wants to be the chief Power of the tribe Both the characters are thirsty for power this shows the defect- the greed in human nature In Heart of Darkness Pg 76-77 Marlow states Some thing big appeared in the airfree my eyes from his gaze The boat was suddenly attacked
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