Kurtz In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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bricks since he supposedly lacks materials. Marlow notices an oil painting on the wall. It is of a The Manager says Kurtz had painted it a year before at the Central Station. Marlow needs rivets to continue his journey but the rivets do not come for a while. An exploring party, the Eldorado Exploring Expedition, arrives. They represent the greedy, reckless and cruel young men whose sole purpose is to obtain money and wealth by destroying the land. They want to The Manager’s uncle is their leader. While on his boat, Marlow overhears a conversation between the manager and his uncle who talk about Kurtz. Their opinion of him contrasts Marlow’s growing admiration for Kurtz who has been in the interior alone for more than a year. The Manager fears Kurtz’s influence and success and says: The steamer finally gets fixed. He and his caravan of sixty men start heading up the river on his quest to the heart of darkness, a mythical place of hell. The in their hands represent the “pilgrims,” whose intention is to get appointed to a trading-post where they can obtain ivory and make money. There is also a group of cannibals to help him push the boat. Marlow recalls the smell of rotten hippo-meat the cannibals had brought with them and with sarcasm says that…show more content…
Marlow finds out how Kurtz had been instructed by the International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs to write a seventeen pages report before his nerves “went wrong.” In one section, Kurtz had written “Exterminate all the brutes.” Confused by the contradicting images of Kurtz, Marlow thinks that ” His power to charm had influenced the natives, still Marlow is not sure if it was worth the helmsman’s death to reach

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