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One of the Worlds most immoral issue’s is child slavery, an issue which not enough is being done to be resolved. Around the world “there are nearly 9 million children around the World” going through the horrors of child slavery. This ongoing atrocity must be addressed and clearly brought to the attention to the western blind eye. The world is blind of the issue, and not doing enough to resolve these issues occurring issues such as child slavery.

Everyday a child is working for cents an hour, so these large greedy companies can make a larger profit. The extremely low cost of child slavery and labor “has led to a high demand of cheap child laborers. An example of the corporation’s greed would be companies like Hershey, and Mars producing cocoa beans. In the cocoa bean production alone, the amount of child slaves have “ reach up to 109,000”. The countries taken advantage of do not have the power to stand up for them selves, so these industries “ strength is just an accident owed to the weakness of others”(Conrad). Despite all of this horrific information child slavery still occurs, and the issue remains unresolved.

The disturbing truth is that western civilizations don’t care enough about other third world countries issues. If these rich western countries cared there would not be any child slaves. Western Civilizations, unfortunately only care about western problems. Rich countries do not care, of third world issues such as child slavery, and labor. If the US had child slaves and the people knew of the problem, it would be immediately resolved.

There are many issues in the world, and to solve any of them the help from others is required. The worlds blindness towards issues itself, has become one of the worlds largest issues. Joseph Conrad alluded to the world’s blindness towards ongoing atrocities in his novella “Heart of Darkness”. People need to open their eyes to see the horrors of child slavery, and do something about it. The child slaves “ very loud cry, as of infinite desolation”(conrad) are not being herd, and their cries for help are receiving no attention because no one is listening. The only way to stop these issues is to show the world, and hope the human race provides help towards these child slaves.

Most citizens of the United States do not know of many ongoing issues around the world, and choosing not to look at the problems that come along with receiving their product. Help that is required in third world countries is not being done; people choose to turn a blind eye towards issues, “the rest of the world was no where as far as eyes and ears where concerned”(Conrad), can you take a look.

SOURCES

-Conrad, Joseph. (1998) Heart of darkness. In C. Watts (Eds.) Heart of Darkness and Other Tales. (pp. 133-252) New York: Oxford University Press.

-Mammel, Mitchell.(2013) The bitter truth behind the chocolate industry. Child Slavery.

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Conrads intent

In two thousand and twelve, the Toureg rebellion had taken place in Northern Mali, causing several wars with the Malian government. This horrendous crisis started when the government of the Toure of Mali, had been over thrown(Guzman). The leader of the military coup was Captain Amadou Haya Sanago, “trained by the United States on several occasions”(Guzman). Showing that the citizens of the United States are blind of what their own government has been doing. The author of the novella, “Heart of Darkness”, Joseph Conrad, symbolically sheds light upon these ongoing issues in third world countries and how people now only choose to turn a blind eye towards.

The author of this novella, “Heart of Darkness“, who has been through ‘the darkest places in the world’, Conrad expresses his eye opening experience through the character Marlow’s similar journey through the Congo. Through Marlow’s journey into the Congo he witnesses horrors; he did not expect to see through his journey. Along Marlow’s way he hears of the “amazing Mr. Kurtz“(Conrad,159) and would grow eager to meet this “first class agent”(Conrad,159). When Marlow finally meets the mysterious Kurtz, he sees what horrid changes Kurtz had gone through and the evil that had grown within him.

In the novella, “Heart of Darkness” Conrad exposes symbolically, the blindness of rich civilizations, towards devastating issues in third world countries, through the Intendents blindness of Kurtz. The intendent who ‘knew Kurtz best” (248) had no idea of what dramatic changes the “first class agent” (Conrad,159) had gone through. The fact that the person who knew Kurtz best, did not realize what horrors occur in the Congo, symbolizes how people in western civilizations, have no idea of the ongoing tragedy’s in these third world countries. An example would be the United States, going into Africa and ‘creating conflicts to justify their presence in the resource rich continent’ and the Americans only paying attention to the ‘help’ that they are bringing to these poor countries. People only choose to pay attention to things that won’t upset them and do not worry of others issues.

The author of, “Heart of Darkness“,symbolically represents, third world countries ‘crying’ for help and the prominent first world countries blindness toward the issues through the essence of the fog. The steamer, trapped in an overwhelming fog, symbolizes first world countries not being able to see the unruly issues surrounding these poor countries, “The very loud cry, as of, infinite desolation”(Conrad,191,192) symbolizes the desperate need for help in third world countries, yet rich countries, enveloped in a blinding fog, do not choose to see it. Their provoked cries had only “given an irresistible impression of sorrow” (Conrad,197) but not help, those crying outside the fog desperately required. An example is Africa with extremely low resources, crying for the help of rich western civilizations; however, not enough is being done to help and save innocent lives. These western powers “were conquerers”(Conrad,140), only caring for their own needs and not the needs of countries desperate for help.

Most citizens of the United States, do not know that “west africa alone provides about 20 percent of the US supply of hydrocarbons”(Guzman), choosing not to pay attention to any of the issues that may come along with getting their resources. For all the ‘nice’ little items that rich countries have, their could always be somebody suffering for what you have purchased, all that it takes is for people to take a look into what they are buying. Help that is required in third world countries is not being done; people choose to turn a blind eye towards issues;”the rest of the world was no where as far as eyes and ears where concerned”(Conrad,192), can you take a look.

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SOURCES

-Conrad, Joseph. (1998) Heart of darkness. In C. Watts (Eds.) Heart of Darkness and Other Tales. (pp. 133-252) New York: Oxford University Press.

-Guzman, Timothy,(2012) America invades Africa the resource war, Global research, Silent crow news.

fog symbolism in Heart of Darkness

In the novella, Heart of Darkness, the author Joseph Conrad exposes symbolically, third world countries ‘crying’ for help and the prominent first world countries blindness toward the issues through the essence of the fog. The steamer, trapped in an overwhelming fog, symbolizes first world countries not being able to see the unruly issues surrounding these poor countries,”The very loud cry,as of, infinite desolation”(191,192) symbolizes the desperate need for help in third world countries, yet rich countries, enveloped in a blinding fog, do not choose to see it. Their provoked cries had only “given an irresistable impression of sorrow”(197) but not help, those crying outside the fog desperately required. An example is Africa with extremely low resources, crying for the help of rich western civilizations; however, not enough is being done to help and save innocent lives. Help that is required in third world countries is not being done; people choose to turn a blind eye towards issues;”the rest of the world was no where as far as eyes and ears where concerned”(192).

 

SOURCES

Conrad, Joseph. (1998) Heart of darkness. In C. Watts (Eds.) Heart of Darkness and Other Tales. (pp. 133-252) New York: Oxford University Press.

Shed fire symbolism

In the novella, Heart of Darkness, the author, Joseph Conrad, exposes symbolically, a country wrongfully being raided for resources through a shed fire scene. The shed fire, “already in a heap of embers”(166), represent inhumane issues in countries, created by “[gang’s] of virtue”(169), symbolic of western powers. These impecunious countries are being pillaged for their finite resources. An example is Africa, being harvested for oil by greedy oil companies, with their only help coming from those who use “a hole in the bottom of [their] pail”(166), to put out a fire. There are people trying to help but unfortunately doing nothing to resolve these unruly issues. The fire, “had been hopeless from the very first”(166) and their efforts did nothing to help the Africans regain their independence. These western powers “were conquerers”, only causing an “accident arising from the weakness of others”(140).

SOURCES

Conrad, Joseph. (1998) Heart of darkness. In C. Watts (Eds.) Heart of Darkness and Other Tales. (pp. 133-252) New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Beginning of Heart of Darkness

     The beginning of Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, has started off a little torpid. But as we have slowly moved forward in the Novel  it has gotten more, and more interesting, and easy to comprehend.

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The first section of the Novel were Marlow explains how he got to the Congo, was quite drab. As Marlow went into the Congo, the Novel has became more alluring. The most interesting part of the Novel so far, has been the mystery of Mr.Kurtz. The question of who is Mr.Kurtz , has kept me wanting to read on. “Mr.Kurtz was the best agent he had, an exceptional man, of greatest importance to the company.”(165).  The further I read Heart of Darkness, the further I climb into the Novel.

 

 

 

SOURCES

Conrad, Joseph. (1998) Heart of darkness. In C. Watts (Eds.) Heart of Darkness and Other Tales. (pp. 133-252) New York: Oxford University Press.

 

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