What Does Fog Symbolize

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1. One major symbol in Heart of Darkness is fog. The fog represents darkness and also helps distort the story by leaving just enough information to let the reader make their own theory of the scene. Although light doesn’t always represent goodness or enlightenment either. As Marlow had said “sunlight can be made to lie, too”. (Part III) The symbol of the light and dark is repeated throughout the novella and is also contextual. Also flies is one of many major symbols, death. Flies are mentioned twice and surrounded bodies each time. First when an agent dies (“In the steady buzz of flies the homeward-bound agent was lying finished and insensible.”) (Part I) and also when Kurtz dies: “A continuous shower of small flies streamed upon the lamp,
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