Essay: People of Congo
However, Adam Hochschild has indulged in over-dramatization of the events that may cause the reader to establish a biased opinion regarding the events. It is an undeniable and a highly regrettable fact that the atrocities can really stir a lot of empathy and sympathy for the people of Congo, who suffered tremendous suppressions and oppressions at the hands of colonists even though, Africa is a continent that has experienced countless conflicts and battles as a result of tribal wars and skirmishes.
The style in which the entire story is told is dramatic and the prime purpose of the prose is to enlighten and educate the readers; the overall mood of the story is very grave and solemn. He has used reliable sources and clearly compiled a detailed history that gives its readers great insight into the event as impeccably as possible.