In Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness the Europeans are cut off from civilization,
overtaken by greed, exploitation, and material interests from his own kind. Conrad develops
themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice. His book has all the
trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected
attack. The book is a record of things seen and done by Conrad while in the Belgian Congo.
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