Syntax In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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They say that with knowledge comes power; so it’s safe to assume the inverse is also true: “with no knowledge comes vulnerability”. In the passage from the Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad uses austere syntax, concrete details and strong diction to express his view that there is no real justification for the march of civilization, when in reality it is a matter of selfishness and brutality.
Power, one of the most dangerous drives of human nature is what caused the Romans to destroy everything in their path. Corads use of varied syntax to illustrate the instability of imperialism. His use of long sentences, dashes; descriptions of nature are disorganized “ like a needle in a bundle of hay- cold, fog, tempests, diseases exile, and death-death
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