Heart Of Darkness
Marlow tells of his first encounters with Kurtz and the contradicting perceptions people had of him. Conrad uses symbolism, irony, and imagery to convey the ambiance of madness and an ominous atmosphere. Marlow tells his comrades of Kurtz?s more than eccentric behavior when interacting with the people around him.
Marlow spends nights awake soaking up every thing Kurtz has to say about economics, love, and life in general. The Russian trader and Marlow are unsure of Kurtz?s mental state, hearing from others that he is both genius and mad man but always utterly intriguing. Kurtz tells about how he delegates the responsibilities of his ivory hunting and his ruthless discipline of those who do not measure up. Marlow sees heads lined up in the window sill of Kurtz?s home. These heads show that nothing is more important to Kurtz than his business. Some would think that Kurtz?s journey so far into the jungle would separate him even
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