hypocrisy in heart of darknessPaper Rating: Word Count: 537 Approx Pages: 2
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is full of hypocrisy. Though the Europeans, who are hypocritical in several aspects, are the main hypocrites in the story, Marlow too is quite the hypocrite. The Europeans are hypocrites for they claim to be going on a colonial journey to bring enlightment to the ignorant yet their sole purpose is greed. The Europeans are also hypocrites because while they criticize the natives fore being savage, they too are beginning to act and become savage. Next, Marlow is a hypocrite for criticizing the Europeans for being racist yet he makes several blatant racist remarks. While Conrad attempts to portray the Europeans as noble civilized people the only thing accomplished is showing the how hypocritical Europeans are.
Hypocrisy is to say or stress one thing yet to