“The horror! The horror!”
Heart of Darkness, a short novel written by Joseph Conrad on 1899, helps us to see the consequences of imperialism through the concept of race and discrimination. Successfully indicating how European colonial exploitation inflicted upon African natives, the work has its own characteristics to be a reference to the social sciences, as well as an inspiration the great people of literature.
Inspired by his days as a sailor, Condrad makes his character, Marlow take journey to the Congo River in Central Africa, and experience the brutal attitudes of European colonists in the name of their cruel quest for ivory; a journey akin to the one into the darkest and deepest recesses of human nature.