Heart Of Darkness

In Joseph Conrad's , there is a great
interpretation of the feelings of the characters and uncertainties of
the Congo. Although Africa, nor the Congo are ever really referred to,
the Thames river is mentioned as support. This intricate story reveals
much symbolism due to Conrad's theme based on the lies and good and
evil, which interact together in every man. Today, of course, the
situation has changed. Most literate people know that by probing into
the heart of the jungle Conrad was trying to convey an impression
about the heart of man, and his tale is universally read as one of the
first symbolic masterpieces of English prose (Graver,28). In any
event, this story ...

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an element of autobiography-and
this can hardly be denied, since the creator can only explain himself
in his creations."(Kimbrough,158) The story is written as seen through
Marlow's eyes. Marlow is a follower of the sea. His voyage up the
Congo is his first experience in freshwater navigation. He is used as
a tool, so to speak, in order for Conrad to enter the story and tell
it out of his own philosophical mind. He longs to see Kurtz, in the
hope's of appreciating all that Kurtz finds endearing in the African
jungle. Marlow does not get the opportunity to see Kurtz until he is
so disease-stricken he looks more like death than a person. There are
no good looks or health. In the story Marlow remarks that Kurtz
resembles "an animated image of death carved out of old ivory." Like
Marlow, Kurtz is seen as an honorable man to many admirers; but he is
also a thief, murderer, raider, persecutor, and above all he allows
himself to be ...

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