Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1902
publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's
Heart of darkness is based on Conrad's experinces
in 1890.however, the novel is about journy made by marlow a seaman who
traveled a long the congo river to riscue the manager of the last
station, afamouse man known as Kurtz.
Conrad has created the
character Kurtz out of all the contradictions and madness of imperialism
.he is of European descent and is described as half french and half
english . he is also described as a universal genius in the sense that
he is a great writer,great painter,great poet,, and politician. Also he
cames to africa with nobel intentions of doing a good things for the
"dark continent".He believes that each station of the Ivory company
should help the natives to a better way of life but good and evil split
Kurtz his soul, and he lives totally by the bitter truth.
the ivory and the jungle , Kurtz lost his superego;he completly chnged
from a good man and remarkable man to frighterning one , he turned from
a peaceful man to a rude end brutal one without any sensitivity .he
became likean animal reacting without thinking of consequences . He
behaved as a savage and became corrupted , he was nomore so important
to the company as he used to be , he was expected to do great things ,
but he never achieved his overall aims, on the contrary he went against
the way he traced for himself.
Human nature is changeable and environment can influence . the personality of anyone ( darwinism),