Heart Of Darkness

Marlow’s Identification with Kurtz and his Illness In Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Kurtz’s character has a very strong influence on the story. He is not the protagonist, however. This man is Marlow. Now, the dynamic between Marlow and Kurtz is a very important relationship. Kurtz was insane, however, Marlow still was strangely attracted […]

Heart Of Darkness

Heart of Darkness opens on a boat called “Nellie.” Marlow and his shipmates, including the narrator whose descriptions of the scene fill the few breaks in Marlows stories, loll on the deck waiting for the tides of the Thames River to change. To entertain his compatriots, Marlow begins to talk about his philosophies on colonization, […]