Outline A. Thesis: In The Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad weaves and intertwines the themes of civilization and savage. In doing so, he shows the reader that civilizations are not always civilized and that primitives are not always savage. B. Definitions of civilization and savage
1 Official definitions
2 European viewpoint C. Colonization of Africa
1 History of
2 Reason for
3Treatment of natives D. Charles Marlow’s experience in Africa E. Conclusion
Conrad, Joseph. The Heart of Darkness. n.p. : ICON Group International, 2005. eBook Collection (EBSCohost). Web. 25 February 2013.- This book is the base material and will be used as a source throughout the paper.
Webster, Noah. New Collegiate Dictionary. A Merriam-Webster. Revised ed. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam, 2004. Print- This book was used throughout the reading of the source material and will be used in the paper to provide an official definition.
Childs, Peter, and Patrick Williams. An Introduction to Post-colonial Theory. London: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1997. Print.- Additional material to get a better understanding of what was going on in Africa.
Loyal, Steven and Quilley, Stephen. The Sociology of Norbett Elias .n.p.Cambrige University Press, 2004. eBook Collection (EBSCohost). Web. 30 March 2013.- This book will be used to provide historically accurate and general overview of civilizing processes.