Heart of Darkness and Perception of Women

“There was a low jingle, a glint of yellow metal, a sway of fringed draperies, and she stopped as if her heart had failed her. The young fellow by my side growled. The pilgrims murmered at my back. She looked at us all as if her life had depended upon the unswerving steadiness of her glance. Suddenly she opned her bared arms and threw them up rigid above her head, as though in an uncontrollable desire to touch the sky, ad at the same time the swift shadows darted out on the earth, swept around on the river, gathering the steamer into a shadowy embrace.”

Conrad, Joseph, A. Michael. Matin, and George Stade. Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2008. 106. Print.

This passage shows the way in which Conrad represents a woman in the way an animal would be represented.