2. Joseph Conrad, was a young adventurer and sailor before he was a writer, something that is continually reflected in his books. His trip to Congo in the year 1890, provided the basis for this novel, published in 1902.
This narrative is nourished by his personal experiences, with autobiographical dyes, taking advantage of the inhuman treatment that the western colonization gave to the natives after the European distribution of the African continent. This novel offers readers a work full of loneliness, self-knowledge, horror, fear, and ultimately, about the wildest essences of the human being
3. In that conversation it could be concluded that the figure of Kurtz is an enigma. The little that is known about him is due to the inaccurate and ambiguous impressions of the people who knew him. He is a character that could reach a monstrous status similar to Dracula. In this way, Conrad transgressed the literary boundaries to express the horrors of life in that society.
It is very difficult for Conrad to part with the prejudices rooted in the society in which he was born, and Conrad was not exempt from the racism of that era: like almost everyone in the Old Continent, they considered that Africans were less civilized, which was not it prevented Conrad from denouncing and acknowledging the cruelty of the treatment Africans received from the hands of Europeans. His trip to the Congo allowed him to discover that the cruelest barbarism was present in the hearts of "civilized" white men. The darkness to which the title of the novel alludes not only inhabits Africa tortured by Europeans, but also the soul of Europe.