The Portrayal of Women in Joseph Conrads "Heart Of Darkness"
Essay from the year 2018 in the subject English - History of Literature, Eras, grade: 1,7, University of Hildesheim (Institut für englische Sprache und Literatur), course: English Literature - Female Agency in the 20th century, language: English, abstract: This paper has the intention to display that the portrayal of women in Joseph Conrads "Heart of Darkness" is sexist and shows characteristic differences between the male and female gender in terms of intellect, dignity, power and character.The novella "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad has been discussed in depth by various students, professors and literature experts. Opinions vary widely in the racism debate, colonization / imperialism, and the representation of the female gender. For many it is a great piece of fiction and far ahead of its time. For others, the advocacy of slavery and imperialism as well as the oppression of women characterizes this novella.