What makes Heart of Darkness more than a fascinating travelog and stunning record of detestations is the way that it uses details in inconspicuous ways.
Marlow’s progressive comprehension of what is going on in this far away location of the world. In the same way as other Europeans including his creator. Marlow ached for experience and ate up accounts, for example, those that were offered by Stanley.
Be that as it may, once he arrives in the Congo and sees the repulsive work occurring, he can never again stow away under the front of his agreeable human progress. Rather, every one of the abhorrences executed by European brokers and specialists exemplified by Kurtz compels him to investigate his own particular soul and find what emptiness lies there. In the primary portion of the novel, it was stated that “The basics of this issue lay profound under the surface, past my range” (Marlow). However, before the finish of his voyage, he will have looked underneath “the surface” and found the barbarism of which even men, for example, the once-upstanding Kurtz are proficient. The Congo was an ideal settlement for Leopold II for a few reasons.
In the first place, ivory and elastic were ample and could be efficiently assembled and delivered to Europe. Second, the main law there was Leopold’s: Although he continually introduced himself to his European counterparts as an altruistic and philanthropic, Leopold ran the Congo from a separation with an iron hand. Work was copious and, more essential to Leopold, free since his specialists routinely constrained the Congolese into slave work by methods of torment or terrorizing. Women, for instance, were regularly seized and held until their spouses and children assembled adequate amounts of rubber. There were few working costs.
Huts and eating spaces were built for the specialists, and the development of a railroad framework going through the Congo ensured that provisions could achieve diverse stations rapidly. At long last, the state was a large number of miles from shielded European skies. Individuals couldn’t censure what they couldn’t see.