Biswas And Mclntire In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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Most of the latest criticism has focused on the role played by women in Heart of Darkness, for some critics like Mclntire; the text seems to marginalize the role of women, and to exclude them from the world of men. For others like Biswas, women do serve to play more role than it seems to be, and the novel is not about men dominant power over women. Both Biswas and Mclntire hold contradictory views, even though they sometimes agree on some points. I am going to take advantages from this contradiction on view, based on it I will first analyze Biswas main arguments and show how it differs from other critics, then I will compare and contrast between him and Mclntire, finally I will relate his text to the feminism theory.
Biswas argue that Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness has
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Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women (Wikipedia). Biswas views seem to differ from the other feminist critics, who try always to show Conrad as a person who marginalized the role of women, and chooses to kept them in shadows. Although he may seem to be like that, but if we go into a deep analysis we will notice the difference, which Biswas attempt to show and to clear. Throughout his text, he tries to evaluate the role played by women in Heart of Darkness, and to show that they carry more meaning than they suppose to. In conclusion, both Biswas and Mclntire try to evaluate the role played by women in heart of darkness, at first, before I read Biswas article, I was convinced 100% that Conrad attempts to exclude women from his story, and to make them invisible, but when I read Biswas text, my beliefs have totally changed, it’s true that Conrad sometime seems to be against women, but if you go into deep analysis you will reach a comprehensible thought which may lead to different perspectives and beliefs about Conrad and his novel Heart of

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