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How does this novel compare to other stories of explorationCompare and contrast with actual stories of Columbus HenryHudson and even NASA astronautsThis novel tells of a man who wishes to explore a new landMarlow has wished to explore Africa since he was a young boythe new land puzzles him and he is eager to learn This storyof exploration relates closely to the adventurous story ofChristopher Columbus He too wanted to explore a new land andconvert it into a new territory for his country He defied theodds and traveled across the Atlantic to discover Americaalong Columbus journey he faced feuds between his men and thenatives Marlow also had trouble understanding the natives inAfrica Henry Hudson also made a difficult journey through thenortheast passage This is very similar to the journey Marlowtook down the Thames Marlow did not know how it would be inthe center of Africa or how Kurtz would be this is verysimilar to the way the NASA astronauts felt on the first tripto the moon They did not know what to expect or what dangerswould be there These are all great stories of exploration thatteach about discovering a new and exciting placeThis novel ridicules the notion of Imperialism Define the wordImperialism Then answer the following should the Belgiansthe owners of the company for which Marlow works be able totake all of this ivory Explain in a paragraphImperialism is a policy of extending your rule over foreigncountries This means a powerful country enters and takes fullcontrol over all of a region They enforce their laws upon thepeople in the region and demand respect from those conqueredThe company did this to the African people they made themtheir slaves while they collected the ivory It was not thereivory but because the peoples land was filled with it theBelgians decide to dominate the people until they hadsuccessfully retrieved all of the ivory The Belgians shouldnot have been able to take whatever they wanted but becausethe people had no
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