66% done with Heart of Darkness

The racism of the novel is as complicated as the matted, brooding jungle. I think the novel quite accurately describes how close we all are to a darker nature: London could just as quickly revert back to darkness as the huts are overtaken by the jungle. And I believe he’s saying that civilized men are not so civilized, that’s it’s a pretense, a mask 1 shade away from a death mask. We are not different or better.