Savagery in the Heart of Darkness

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Savagery in the Heart of Darkness

  1. 1. Savagery in The Heart of Darkness. Topic
  2. 2. Savagery; one of the most important themes of Heart of Darkness. <ul><li>Savagery means “an act of cruelty; barbarity.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Civilization versus Savagery.
  4. 4. Critics on Civilization. <ul><li>Cullen Hightower. </li></ul><ul><li>William James , William Durant. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Impact of the White visitors upon the way of Life & Thinking of Savages.
  6. 6. Kurtz’s greed for ivory; an example of savagery.
  7. 7. The Imagery in the description of the wild scenes.
  8. 8. Throughout the novel Marlow as the perceiver of savagery.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Savagery in Kurtz. </li></ul><ul><li>Savagery in Black men. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion with a Question. <ul><li>It is upon us that who do we call the real savage in the novel, on one side there is Kurtz who exploits the Black men for getting Ivory or the Black men who physically look Savage? </li></ul>

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