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Student Name Institution Affiliation Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Achebe’s Things Fall Apart In the literature aspects, there are very few novels that talk about the Africa real face especia... lly those novels that are not written by the African authors who have the best grasp of the African culture notably the time of the pre-colonial period. Chinua Achebe’s book is worth reading since it is an eye opener of those who are stereotypical about the continent. However, many people believe that the story was written in response to The Heart of Darkness. The reason behind this perspective is that the layer novel is written in a manner that Africa is viewed in a darker light compared to the previous s story. The aspects, therefore, come with both differences and similarities when presenting about the face of Africa. When we take into account that it’s true Chinua Achebe novel, Things Fall Apart was written in response to The Heart of Darkness, then the two books present more differences than similarities especially when analyzed form the author's points of view. Additionally, observing the differences as well as perceptions towards the manner of treating Africans. People of Africa have been portrayed in the novel by Conrad as savages who are considered to have no language. He refers to their language as grunts and with the same occupations other than merging into the abhorrent forest or developing out of it, basically to torment Marlow. According to him, he considers the people in Africa a not characters but props. Responding over these concerning that, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe novel, creates an inverse perception contrary to what was defined in the Heart of Darkness a [Show More]

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