The Truth In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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“Every day the coast looked the same, as though we had not moved, but we passed various places- trading places- with names like Gran’ Bassam, Little Popo, names that seemed to belong to some sordid farce acted in front of a sinister back-cloth”(Conrad 13). In the book, Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, a Polish-British writer known as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language, illustrated the idea of internal illumination . Marlow one of the passenger in the ship, displayed awareness of his surrounding and events around him. Marlow irradiates people’s perspective and enlighten them with the truth. Marlow serves as a moon for everyone; he is the light during the darkest phase of their lives. The light reflecting from the moon (Marlow), will open their eyes to reality and the truth. The symbol of the moon illuminates my reading of Conrad’s work by capturing the idea of how individuals choose to be ignorant of the truth just to protect…show more content…
“I did not see the real significance of the wreck at once . I fancy I see it now- but I am not sure-not at all. Certainly the affair was too stupid-when I think of it-to be altogether natural”(Conrad 21). It takes us a while to realize the consequences of our actions.We always just believe what we want to believe. We tend to question things that are unfamiliar to us. We choose to be ignorant of the truth because we can’t quite grasp the real reason behind it. Often we are too caught up with our feelings that we don’t realize the things that it has caused us. We choose to be blinded because we cannot believe the fact that the people we care about the most, will turn to us. When we are betrayed by people we care about the most, we try to justify what they did. Since we can’t accept the fact

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