Conrad’s Heart of Darkness has been read over the past one hundred years variously as: an adventure story; a racist text; a critique on King Leopold II’s atrocities in the Congo; a postcolonial commentary; in support of white European superiority and African inferiority; a feminist text; and other interpretations. What significance did the story have on you as a person? Your response may include one or more interpretations as sketched above, or you may give your own interpretation, fully explaining your opinion(s).

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