After traveling to Africa to fulfill his dream, Marlow struggles to not be pulled into the darkness by the many evils of Africa, greed, and human nature. When Marlow arrives in Africa, he is surrounded by death. Marlow begins to see the evil in the Company through the mistreatment of the natives, although he never tries to do anything about it. Marlow doesn’t regard the natives as equals and also believes them to be savages like the Company does, b...
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...e of darkness of human nature is embodied by Marlow, Kurtz, and Okonkwo and plays a role in their questionable morality. Their moral ambiguity has a major impact on the novel by showing the conflicting opinions of natives, Europeans, and imperialism altogether.
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Anchor, 1994. Print.
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. New York: Knopf, 1993. Print.
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