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The British people in Africa only cared about one thing is how to get more Ivory without the other crew members will fine out. Marlow didn’t like what was going on in Africa because he saw what was going on in Africa and he saw that way that they treated the citizens it was the same way that the Roman soldiers treated the English citizens and that caused him to think that all of the things that England is saying to the World about developing Africa in being a better country. But England was only improving her economy and a land by taking over the territory
So that’s why Marlow didn’t like being in Africa. In conclusion, the reader understands the connection between the first scene in the book and the final scene in the book from Kurtz’s death. Before Kurtz died Marlow looked after him and he was with him when he died and heard his last words. Kurtz’s last words were “the horror, the horror “. Those words affected Marlow a lot . They haunted him. People thought the he was crazy when he came back because he couldn’t stop hearing the last words echoing in this head.
But when Marlow met Kurtz’s girlfriend he changed the way he felt from the paranoid man to a man who felt safe. He was first angry because she was saying things about Kurtz that Marlow didn’t think were true. She didn’t know how Kurtz changed and became a very cruel man. Marlow wanted to tell her what Kurtz was really like but he couldn’t. He had to stop and not tell her the truth. He didn’t want to hurt her or ruin her life. So he lied to her. Right after he lied, his heart stood still. He was waiting for the roof to collapse and for the heavens to fall on him.
But noting happened. Although Kurtz’s voice had been strong and he had been a powerful man, when you are dead, nothing is going to happen. The experience of lying showed Marlow the truth about life. It released him from Kurtz because the voice stopped echoing in his head. He learned that life goes on [“the old river in its broad reach rested unruffled at the decline of day, after ages of good service done to the race that peopled its banks, spread out in the tranquil dignity of a waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth.
“] River never changes; people come and go. The African story like the Roman story is another story that the river will hold. At the end of the story we see Marlow sitting “indistinct and silent, in the pose of a meditating Buddha”, Marlow became a peaceful man after finding out that Kurtz couldn’t do anything to him. At that moment we find out that we were in a circle of life, “Marlow’s Life”. You see every change and every conflict within him, from the beginning till the end.
Although Marlow did stop hearing Kurtz echo in his head and felt librated from Kurtz he still loved him and have a special place for him in his heart that you can still feel that he adored him. Because even thought he passed that trip when he talks about it you still have the part when he talks about Kurtz which was nit such a nice experience but he excuses Kurtz on how he acted and he says that he had the right to do what he has done it is not in his hand.
Well that shows you how much he was “in love ” with Kurtz . Although Marlow when he first came to Africa he saw all of that stuff going on but he didn’t bother to go home . I think the whole book is trying to explain that moment which you can’t explain when you see a place that you don’t like to be in however you stay there , waiting for something new to happen or the next deserter to happen.
And you know that it is ot a safe place to be in but you stay any way like Marlow did . Maybe John Conrad explains the true Heart of Darkness. Everyone has it in his soul it is the place when you know that you are heading for trouble but you continue anyway. Show preview only The above preview is unformatted text This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Joseph Conrad section. r