“…weaning those ignorant millions from their horrid ways…” (pg. 12)
In his meeting with his influential aunt, Marlow listens to her go on about how colonization is such a positive thing. This was a view shared by many Europeans. Bringing Christianity to the masses was thought to be a necessary service, something God wanted. Most people assumed the only reason that the “heathens” weren’t Christians was because they didn’t know any better. It was a good Christian’s job to bring the word of God into the jungle and educate the “ignorant millions”.