The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a mysterious book where a man named Marlow is sent on a journey to someone named Kurtz. Marlow is enthusiastic about traveling so that 's how he got to this job. As soon as he got the job he is sent on a journey to work for kurtz. Kurtz is a well respected man whether it be for good as Marlow thinks or bad as others else thinks. On the journey Marlow mind starts to change as he witnesses more and more things that he is puzzled by and can 't make sense in his head. Sometimes us as human beings don 't want to accept or we are blinded by the things that happen around us.
“Ever any madness in your family? He asked, in a matter-of-fact tone. I felt very annoyed .’ Is that question in the interests of science,too?’ It would be , he said, without taking notice of my irritation, ‘interesting for science to watch the mental changes of individuals , on the spot, but…” (17)This is what the doctor tells him after he gets the job. The doctor is kind of giving him a sign of how it is out there but marlow thinks of it as him being annoying. What i am getting out of this is that the people that are in that workline are messed up mentally or they 're going to end up messed up. Like Kurtz later i will explain what he was become.
“ On my asking who Mr. Kurtz was, he said he was a first-class agent ; and seeing my disappointment at this information , he added slowly, laying down his pen,’He is a very remarkable person.’” (29) This is the first time marlow heard of the great Kurtz. He finds out that he is in charge of a very important trading post for ivory. His post brings in as much as everyone else combined. So marlow first impression of kurtz was that he is a great person. You can say Marlow is blin...
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...ut he wonder if they would 've if he gave kurtz the justice that he deserved.
“The heart of darkness “so what was the significance of this title? I think the title symbolizes how Marlow ends up changing by seeing kurtz life unravel. It 's saying you have to see the darkness before you see the light as kurtz did when we was dying. If you think about it kurtz might of not ever been a bad person the company made him into that monster and at his end he was saying that his life was nothing but horror. Marlow was so eager to meet this “great” guy everyone was talking about but when we found out what he was marlows feelings changed.At the end of the story he didnt really care that much for kurtz he wanted to pretty much call him out but to stay loyal to him and i guess not let others know about kurtz had become ,he let kurtz legend go on without the justice he deserved,
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