Iscuss how The heart of Darkness reflects the paradoxes of imperialism in the 19th century.

The Heart of Darkness is some of the great literary criticisms of the process of imperial expanion in Africa. Yet Marlowe, the main character, is orginally facinated by imperialism and the possibilities that exploring Africa has to offer to a young man seeking his fortune and a name for himself. Discuss how The Heart of Darkness reflects the paradoxes of imperialism in the late 19th century.
The essays has to be in MLA format and must use The Norton Anthology Western Literature eighth edition volume 2. It also must be 750 words.