Conrad and Camus

Examines racism and classism in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Albert Camus’ “The Fall”.

Albert Camus’ The Fall and Joseph Conrad’s “The Heart of Darkness” both deal with the theme of colonialism, especially as it interconnects racism and classism. Conrad, for instance, focuses on racism, but classism clearly rests in the background. Camus, meanwhile, focuses on classism, while racism rests subtly between the realities he discusses.