Allusions in <i>Heart of Darkness </i>: Decoding Joseph Conrad’s Commentary on Colonialism
This article provides in-depth research and analysis of the role of allusions in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Through a close reading of Conrad’s text, the study illuminates how these allusions challenge dominant narratives of European superiority and progress, underscoring the ironic and absurd nature of colonialism. It asserts that these allusions serve to underscore a range of themes inherent in the colonial enterprise, including Eurocentric perspectives, aimlessness, disillusionment, fear, and violence. The research concludes that Conrad’s intricate use of allusions offers a powerful tool for social and political commentary and critique of colonialism.