Heart Of Darkness Rhetorical Analysis

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2.0 Evidence 1
Marlow had defined Africa as a country which is very daunted, uncivilized and had nothing modern in it, just like a prehistoric place in the early age of humanization. This can be seen in the novel when Marlow said “Going back to that jungle was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world”.
2.1 Sympathy vs Eurocentrism
The way Marlow describes about Africa shows that he feel sympathy towards the Africa country. This is because they live in a place which was poor conditions, no development and modernization occurs. It portrays his sadness and sympathy towards the situation. This can be seen in the novel when Marlow stated that the Africa land was such as “a creeping mist” and “the jungle being so dark green it is almost black”. The sensitivity of Marlow when he illustrated the surroundings around him brings a perception to the readers about his sympathy attitudes towards the situation in Africa.
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The truth is that the Africans live in a poor state due to the effect of brutal colonial exploitation, involuntary slavery and cruel violence towards them. This is because, in order for the European to gain the profit, Europe had assigned them as the manual labors. Marlow stated that they were forced by the Europe to be “carriers” and do the hard works so that the Europe gain the richness of the lands. For example, the Africans carry the packages which weight around 40 to 70 pounds on their backs and face the hard path throughout the jungle (Enas Subhi, 2010). Even worst, Marlow frequently saw the Africans were being beaten by the European when the carrying packages fall to the ground (Enas Subhi, 2010). Here, the description of Marlow towards the Europe attitudes when they enslaved the natives brutally displays that the situation was totally terrible. Marlow also illustrated the African situation at that time was a hard life and it indicates that Marlow was sympathy towards
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