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role in Heart of Darkness. Although good and
evil are the thoughts most commonly identified by colors in the story, other concepts are
represented by colors as well, including death, industry, and cowardice. The use of colors
as symbols gives the reader another way of looking at ideas central to the theme of Heart
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness, A Norton Critical Edition. New York City:
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1988.