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Heart of Darkness: A Novel of Oppression

2 pages | 530 words

Heart of Darkness is a novel set in the Congo Free State during the late 19th century. The story follows Marlow, a sailor who becomes involved in the ivory trade. The novel has been praised for its unique symbols and literary devices, which create the main idea of oppression and perception of the African continent by Europeans through the lens of bias against Africans.

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