RESTRAINT AS A PLOT IN CONRAD’S HEART OF DARKNESS

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In Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, restraint as an underlying theme shows “civilized” man’s mentality. Restraint is what holds oneself together. The capability to suppress one’s own actions is the aptitude to control one’s mind. The white men deep in the “Heart of Darkness” lose all restraint in their desire to find ivory to fulfill their greed. All the natives believe that the white man actually wants to help out of the …

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…century imperialist went deep into the “Heart of Darkness” in search of ivory. The white man lost all sense of control of himself. Conrad displays how the loss of restraint by the white man causes a loss of all proper judgement. This lack of restriction ended up destroying everything the natives had built. The Africans did nothing against the European society; however, they felt the wrath of the lusting of the European society. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**