Joseph Conrad Dbq

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1. Because Joseph Conrad’s mother and father died when he was only 8 and 12, respectively, he was raised by his maternal uncle Tadeusz Bobrowski, a landowner who lived in Cracow, Poland (Merriman).
2. Although his uncle provided education for him, Joseph Conrad was so physically active that in 1874 he travelled to France and began his 15 year career as a seaman (Merriman).
3. “Heart of Darkness” first appeared in a three-part series in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, a literary monthly that ran from 1817 to 1980 (“Heart of Darkness”).
4. Henry Stanley, an African explorer, helped King Leopold II of Belgium gain unchecked power over the Congo Free State (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), where King Leopold II forced the Congolese to
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