Captain Willard and Charlie Marlow are both in search of a man named Kurtz. For both Willard and Marlow their intentions to find the two Kurtz’ are different. Yet in both stories finding the Kurtz’ evolve into pivotal obligations for both men and they even begin to idolize and obsess over them. In “Heart of Darkness” Marlow is given the task to go and see Mr. Kurtz who is the chief of the Inner Station by the chief of the Outer Station who informs Marlow that when he sees Mr. Kurtz, Marlow’s task is to not...
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... most evident in the scene with the routine check where the men find a puppy as opposed to weaponry.
Together, Captain Willard and Charlie Marlow have several resemblances which are apparent when analyzing the motion picture and the novel. In both stories finding the Kurtz’ evolve into pivotal obligations for both men and they even begin to idolize and obsess over them, They are also in control of their crew and what is seen in the film or the narrated in the novel is through the eyes and the experiences of both protagonists, and that they as well detest the thought of hypocrisy and deceit.
Apocalypse Now. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Perf. Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, and Harrison Ford. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1979.
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer. United States of America. Bantam Books. 1902.
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