Horror And Grief By Joseph Conrad Essay

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Horror and Anguish
“The horror! The horror!” We all believe in the agonizing horror that has occurred in Africa since its colonization. After the colonization of Africa, Belgium had a tight, constricting hold on the Congo that negatively impacted them- and the rest Africa. Just when Africans thought that the tight hold on their continent was the worst to be faced, their resources were starting to be stolen by America and Europe. A ‘White Man’s Burden’ has also affected Africa in both times of colonization and in present day. In a novel by Joseph Conrad, he speaks of how the continent charmed him like a snake, and the Europeans seemed to have charmed- or at least attempted to charm- the Africans to gain hold of their continent. European colonists use charming antics, the excuse of the “White Man’s Burden”, and brute force to gain hold of Africa. Colonialism negatively impacted African cultures due to European colonists’ use charming antics, the excuse of the White Man’s Burden, and brute force to gain hold of Africa with the results of Belgium’s tight hold constricting around Africa as well as the loss of their resources. After the colonization of Africa, Belgium had a tight, constricting hold on the Congo that negatively impacted them- and the rest of Africa. After the African province of the Congo was colonized by Belgium, King Leopold II had a very strict hold on the people who inhabited the area. This made life hard on the people of the province and other areas in…

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