Response to An Image of Africa\/ Heart of Darkness.docx - Wu 1 Jackey Wu Mr Valencia Literature Criticism Analysis March 31 y Response to An Image of

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Wu 1 Jackey Wu Mr. Valencia Literature Criticism & Analysis March 31, y Response to An Image of Africa/ Heart of Darkness 1. In his essay, " An Image of Africa ", Chinua Achebe argues that Joseph Conrad "was a t horoughgoing racist" through the use of his anecdotes and teaching experiences. Achebe reco gnized Conrad as a racist, depending on the assumption that a person’s racial views can be determined by the fiction they write. In the essay, he suggests that " Heart of Darknes s" does n’t concern so much with Africa as with the deterioration of one European mind caused by solitude and sickness. At this point, he is dissatisfied. Also, Achebe suggests that Conrad’s " H eart of Darknes s" is celebrating dehumanization, affecting a great number of white people to have stereotypes and discriminations towards African men. Conrad’s description and languag e about Africa is unequal to that of Europeans, which is purely racist, as least in this importan t and influential black novelist’s mind, the literary work is inappropriate.
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