Irish government worker who spent many years in the Congo observing human rights abuses before joining with Edmund Dene Morel to speak out against King Leopold II and the Belgian government in the Congo. Like Morel, Casement had a talent for publicity, and he was instrumental in recruiting many famous writers and statesmen to the Congo reform cause. Casement’s life ended tragically, however, when he voiced his support for Irish independence from Great Britain. Despite having been knighted, Casement was arrested, convicted of treason, and executed at the start of the First World War.
Roger Casement Quotes in King Leopold’s Ghost
The King Leopold’s Ghost quotes below are all either spoken by Roger Casement or refer to Roger Casement. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Houghton Mifflin edition of King Leopold’s Ghost published in 2005.).
Chapter 17 Quotes
"I realized that I was looking at this tragedy [in the Congo] with the eyes of another race of people once hunted themselves."
Roger Casement Character Timeline in King Leopold’s Ghost
The timeline below shows where the character Roger Casement appears in King Leopold’s Ghost. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.