"We will not be free from competition till one of these fellows is hanged for an example"
Author Joseph Conrad in his book Heart of Darkness, reveals the horrors of European colonization in order to convey the overlapping theme of the darkness of humanity.
"Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world"-Marlow
"The earth seemed unearthly we are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered monster, but there-there you could look at a thing monstrous and free" - Marlow
"We came to the bank, and on the stack of firewood found a flat piece of board with some faded pencil writing on it. When deciphered it said: 'wood for you. hurry up approach cautiously"-Marlow
"Only in the very last moment, as though in response to some signs we could not in the very last moment, as though in response to some sign we could not see, to some whisper we could not hear, he frowned heavily and that frown gave to his black death mask."
"He began with the argument that we whites, from the point of development we had arrived at, 'must necessarily appear to them [savages] in the nature of supernatural beings- we approach them with the might as of a deity'... 'Exterminate all the brutes'."