Oct 28 questions.docx - Ryan Moore HIST 422 In the book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad there is a very important thesis that is proven throughout

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Ryan Moore October 28, 2015 HIST 422 In the book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, there is a very important thesis that is proven throughout the story. The thesis in the story proves how imperialism was used for trade, but it justified using native Africans as slaves by “civilizing” them at the same time. The Europeans started their voyage to Africa along the Thames , or the river in England. Throughout their trip, the author refers to the native Africans as savages , as if they are inhuman or like animals. They also referred to the Africans who worked as slaves for them as cannibals , or people who eat other people (animal-like). Ivory , or elephant tusks, had the most demand for trade, and Mr. Kurtz was the man who had much of it. Mr. Kurtz was located at the Central Station , which was one of the main imperial trading posts farthest down the river in Africa. I found this book’s perspective on imperialism to be much different than the one of Things Fall
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