His father is Apollo Korzeniowski, a poet, dramatist, translator, and political activist. Also, his parents died when he was still a little boy. His uncle, Thaddeus Bobrowski, took care of him. Joseph attended high school in Lemberg, Galicia, in However, his dream of going to the sea, took him to Marseilles, in , where he entered the French marine service. Later, in , he moved to England.
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Darkness is within us, whether we like it or not. However, the only thing that can conquer darkness is light. What happens if there is no light? Throughout the novel, Conrad shows how as people explore the unknown they tend to lose their innocence as they are exposed to the negative aspects.
The horror! The horror!
In the novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad the main character, Marlow encounters women when most needed in the book. When meeting other imperialists, such as Kurtz, who only cares about himself and his riches, Marlow gains hope as to become like these men, well respected explorers and imperialists. Heart of Darkness makes readers aware of the perceptions of women in the late s, early s. The main descriptions are that women are naive and should be kept that way, purely sexual objects, or rich by their husbands. The naive one is Kurtz intended.
Kurtz is used as a symbol of death within the heart of darkness. Although Conrad uses different perspectives, he portrays the horror through the scenes of the abused African land from European explorers, the evil within the society, and the downfall of the devilish Mr. Kurtz due to his somber pride over his success in the ivory trade. The whole story itself represents the journey to our death by finding the demons within us. The purpose in recognizing a bias in this piece was condemning imperial exploitation and unconscious bigotry in colonial works.