English Dialogue

English Dialogue - "niggers"andas"devils"...

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  Other characters also refer to the African natives as "niggers" and as "devils," but Marlow seems to have more  compassion for them than those other characters.  Even with that additional compassion, Conrad's prejudice comes  through. For instance, in chapter one Marlow was troubled when he saw the six black men who were chained to each other  walking around in nothing but their loin clothes and carrying a basket over their heads. " I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were like knots in a rope; each had an iron collar on his neck, and all were connected together with a chain whose bights swung between them, rhythmically clinking. Another report from the cliff made me think suddenly of that ship of war I had seen firing into a continent. It was the same kind of ominous voice; but these men
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