'Black shapes crouched, lay, sat between the trees, leaning against the trunks, clinging to the earth, half coming out, half effaced within the dim
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"Black shapes crouched, lay, sat between the

trees, leaning against the

trunks, clinging to the earth, half coming out, half effaced within

the dim light, in all the attitudes of pain, abandonment, and despair.

Another mine on the cliff went off, followed by a slight shudder of the

soil under my feet. The work was going on. The work! And this was the

place where some of the helpers had withdrawn to die.


Identify the theme of this excerpt from The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, and explain the author's interpretation of the British Empire. (20 points)

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