"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place where some of the helpers had withdrawn to die.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)
The theme of the excerpt Undeniably there is a theme of war and suffering as exposed by the excerpt. The author description... View the full answer