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Heart of Darkness is a great novel written by Joseph Conrad this novel calls the very humanity of black people in to question it also presents a powerful critique of imperialism and racism so it is clear that there is a message needs to be sent through the events of this story Morcover Heart of Darkness is still overrated not only because concod couldnt write english properly but also because the case against it made by Chinua Achebe he claimed conrad to be a bloody racist in his lecture An Image of Africa he also added that it is an offensive and totally deplorable book But for me as areader I disagree with china achebe for lots of reasons and facts First of all I will discuss the issue of racism most sociologist and politician think that racism equals Prejudice plus power and that since African people lack power they are simply not capable of practicing racism against anyone son as long as racism goes with power we can not stop it or hide it especially that racism has along history and goes so deep in the english society that racism must go so deep in english life definitely in the language that its hardly to be avoided even by anti-racists even by its victims who are english in fact if Conrad is a racist its hard to see how racism in english to be avoided further more its true that most of us reject racism but being english in english we can not except as racists Now that is institutionalized As a result most readers do not notice that conrad is through going racist as Achebe claims because white racism against Africa is a normal way of thinking The title of the novel has several meanings which certainly plays an extremely large role in the overall interpretation of meanings the phrase heart of darkness refers to Congo because it
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