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Kyleigh Castagna

Kyleigh Castagna Essay

May 1, 2014

Most people would like to believe that there is good in every person, that people can find their better morals. When Joseph Conrad, the author of "Heart of Darkness," visited the Congo during King Leopold ll rule he “was so horrified by the greed and brutality among white men he saw [there] that his view of human nature was permanently changed.” (Introduction) During that time the Congo was a terrible place filled with death and destruction. People were getting tortured to death every place you went and the most horrifying part of it all was that King Leopold was able to hide what he was doing from just about the entire world. And Conrad, having witnessed the bloody truth of the Congo,


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