History YMMV / HeartOfDarkness

17th Apr '16 11:28:20 AM TheD3rp
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* FairForItsDay: While extremely racist by modern standards, by the standards of the time it was written in this book was incredibly progressive. It should also be noted that the whole point of the book is that, no matter how savage the so-called "savages" of Africa may be, the supposedly "civilized" colonials and [[MightyWhitey Mighty Whiteys]] are almost infinitely more petty and evil.

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* FairForItsDay: While extremely racist by modern standards, by the standards of the time it was written in this book was incredibly progressive. It should also be noted that the whole point of the book is that, no matter how savage the so-called "savages" of Africa may be, the supposedly "civilized" colonials and [[MightyWhitey Mighty Whiteys]] are almost infinitely more petty and evil. It should also be noted that the book never refers to Africans as being genetically or biologically inferior to whites.
6th Dec '15 5:46:22 AM JakesBrain
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* FairForItsDay: While extremely racist by modern standards, by the standards of the time it was written in this book was incredibly progressive. It should also be noted that the whole point of the book is that, no matter how savage the so-called "savages" of Africa may be, the colonials and [[MightyWhitey Mighty Whiteys]] are almost infinitely more petty and evil.

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* FairForItsDay: While extremely racist by modern standards, by the standards of the time it was written in this book was incredibly progressive. It should also be noted that the whole point of the book is that, no matter how savage the so-called "savages" of Africa may be, the supposedly "civilized" colonials and [[MightyWhitey Mighty Whiteys]] are almost infinitely more petty and evil.



** They're always shown as better (or at least, more humane) than the European colonists.

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** *** They're always shown as better (or at least, more humane) than the European colonists.
7th Nov '15 5:34:30 AM JakesBrain
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* FairForItsDay: While extremely racist by modern standards, by the standards of the time it was written in this book was incredibly progressive. It should also be noted that the whole point of the book is that the colonials and [[MightyWhitey Mighty Whiteys]] are far more petty and evil than the so-called savages in Africa.

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* FairForItsDay: While extremely racist by modern standards, by the standards of the time it was written in this book was incredibly progressive. It should also be noted that the whole point of the book is that that, no matter how savage the so-called "savages" of Africa may be, the colonials and [[MightyWhitey Mighty Whiteys]] are far almost infinitely more petty and evil than the so-called savages in Africa.evil.
7th Nov '15 5:28:52 AM JakesBrain
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* FridgeHorror: The General Manager purposefully wrecked Marlow's steamer before he arrived so that aid to Kurtz would be delayed. After all, it was "too stupid - when I think about it - to be altogether natural".

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* FridgeHorror: The Marlow realizes, as he's telling the story, that the General Manager must have purposefully wrecked Marlow's steamer before he arrived so that aid to Kurtz would be delayed. After all, it was "too stupid - -- when I think about it - -- to be altogether natural".
28th Feb '15 7:40:58 AM MyTimingIsOff
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* AlienScrappy: Amigo
6th Dec '14 10:39:04 AM chopshop
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It's basically an {{Anvilicious}} book about how horrible people can be, so it's kind of hard to avoid this. Of course SomeAnvilsNeedToDropped was in effect when it was written, hence it's heavy-handedness.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It's basically an {{Anvilicious}} book about how horrible people can be, so it's kind of hard to avoid this. Of course SomeAnvilsNeedToDropped SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped was in effect when it was written, hence it's heavy-handedness.
6th Dec '14 10:38:49 AM chopshop
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It's basically an {{Anvilicious}} book about how horrible people can be, so it's kind of hard to avoid this. Of course SomeAnvilsNeedToDropped was in effect when it was written, hence it's heavy-handedness.



* FairForItsDay

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* FairForItsDayFairForItsDay: While extremely racist by modern standards, by the standards of the time it was written in this book was incredibly progressive. It should also be noted that the whole point of the book is that the colonials and [[MightyWhitey Mighty Whiteys]] are far more petty and evil than the so-called savages in Africa.
5th Nov '14 2:34:34 PM enderheisenberg
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* {{Narm}}: The whore! The whore!
6th Sep '14 8:51:49 PM IchigoMontoya
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Film/ApocalypseNow''
* BrokenRecord: Everyone in the story can't shut up about how awesome yet how horrific Kurtz and his methods are.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Considering how dense and omnifaceted the story is, this happens pretty often. There's a TON of ways to interpret ''Heart of Darkness''[[note]]you can easily find Marxist, deconstructivist, feminist, or post-colonial interpretations, just to name a few[[/note]], and many odd ones are surprisingly well-supported (though many are not). [[http://www.mrbauld.com/exconrbud.html Here's an example.]]

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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''Film/ApocalypseNow''
* BrokenRecord: Everyone in the story can't shut up about how awesome yet how horrific Kurtz and his methods are.
''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Considering how dense and omnifaceted the story is, this happens pretty often. There's a TON ton of ways to interpret ''Heart of Darkness''[[note]]you can easily find Marxist, deconstructivist, feminist, or post-colonial interpretations, just to name a few[[/note]], and many odd ones are surprisingly well-supported (though many are not).well-supported. [[http://www.mrbauld.com/exconrbud.html Here's an example.]]



* NightmareFuel: Has its own [[NightmareFuel/HeartOfDarkness page]].
* ValuesDissonance: The native Africans are repeatedly portrayed as violent, ignorant, subhuman cannibals... and those are the good ones.

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* NightmareFuel: Has its own [[NightmareFuel/HeartOfDarkness page]].
FridgeHorror: The General Manager purposefully wrecked Marlow's steamer before he arrived so that aid to Kurtz would be delayed. After all, it was "too stupid - when I think about it - to be altogether natural".
* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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The native Africans are repeatedly portrayed as violent, ignorant, subhuman cannibals... and those are the good ones.



* FridgeHorror - The General Manager purposefully wrecked Marlow's steamer before he arrived so that aid to Kurtz would be delayed. After all, it was "too stupid - when I think about it - to be altogether natural".

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* FridgeHorror - The General Manager purposefully wrecked Marlow's steamer before he arrived so that aid to Kurtz would be delayed. After all, it was "too stupid - when I think about it - to be altogether natural".
1st Sep '14 4:41:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' meets ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld''.

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' meets ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld''.
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