Essays and criticism on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Suggested Essay Topics. eNotes Home;. The Nigerian author Chinua Achebe criticized Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, as being.
Again and again, the image of blinding sunlight becomes entangled with the image of darkness: Both conditions hamper our ability to see things clearly. Powerless, ignorant, and tragic, the African mistress and the Intended belong to this large set of false dichotomies.