realism of two well-known novels: Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

In this research, the author will focus on the realism of two well-known novels: Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.Both novels deal with colonialism and imperialism in one way or another. However, the views of colonialism in the two novels differ in a major way. In Heart of Darkness, Conrad shows colonialism as a violent force which destroyed a society of savages and barbarians and introduced ‘civilization’ to them. In contrast, in Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe shows colonialism as a violent force which destroyed a highly developed culture. While both novels show the savage nature of colonial empires, they present a different picture of the societies they invaded. My main aim is to compare both the novels and identify similarities and differences in the way they present colonialism in Africa.

 

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