Conclusion

What we can extract from all this information?

We can say that politics was Conrad’s greatest intellectual passion. Conrad’s distrust of democracy sprang from his doubts whether the propagation of democracy as an aim in itself could solve any problems. He thought that, in view of the weakness of human nature and of the “criminal” character of society, democracy offered boundless opportunities for demagogues and charlatans.

This led him to write lots of novels ironically commenting about what he thought and what his circles wanted to talk about.

Academic year 2013/2014
© a.r.e.a./Dr.Vicente Forés López
© Aitor Bori Ibáñez
aiboi@alumni.uv.es

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