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Racism in Heart of Darkness In the novel Heart of Darkness the author Joseph Conrad makes some comments that could be taken for racially prejudiced remarks By using different terms to describe people of color we can depict how Conrad saw Africans as an inferior people In the book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad the readers can see how racist the Europeans were toward blacks not only because they were turned into slaves to do the white mans work but also we can see how the European people seem to think the Africans were not equal to them There are also many examples of discrimination towards woman in this story Women were looked down upon and they were considered to be worth less then men or even not as important First Joseph Conrad makes some comments about blacks that are very disturbing and racist One example of this is when he says the thought of their humanity-like yoursUgly Conrad 32 This just goes to show how Conrad was a complete racist He gives us the thought that being compared to a black man was just plain ugly and the thought of it made him sick That is plain and simple racism that is throughout this book Another example is the usage of the word nigger which is used freely to describe the natives of the land Conrad writes The hurt nigger moaned feebly somewhere near by and then fetched a deep sigh that made me mend my pace away from there Conrad 23 This remark Conrad made was disturbing and clearly racist because he not only described the black man as a nigger more then once but the word feeble that is used in the sentence shows no remorse coming from Conrads depiction as he slowly walks his character away Next we learn that the Europeans were racist toward blacks We can see how the European people seem to think the Africans are
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