Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”: Can You Find Yourself Through your Work?

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Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: Can you Find Yourself Through your Work?
This paper looks at whether or not you can find yourself through work (discover yourself) or whether work is something in which you lose yourself. If the personage of Kurtz is any indication, then people are far more likely to find their true selves through work that utterly absorbs them than they are to “lose themselves” in the aforesaid work. Put another way, work can very often – if it is all-consuming and demanding and offers an outlet for our inner impulses – expose to the world what we truly are. With that in mind, this essay will look at how Kurtz’s inner emptiness is brought to light courtesy his work as a colonial agent. The...
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