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Heart of Darkness

Summary: Essay explores Marlow's development of character in the novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.
Exploring the tensions between reality and unreality, civilization versus savagery, Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness, attempts to reveal the darker side of human nature when man finds himself outside the realm of societal mannerisms and expectations. The protagonist of the story, Marlow, decides to embark on a journey to the African Congo, removing him not just physically from London but emotionally and mentally as well. Despite Marlow's initial simplistic desire for exploration, his arrival at the Congo eventually causes him to question his sense of morality, purpose, and meaning, ultimately leading him to apostasy and despair.

Seeing the savagery of the whites and their inhumane treatment of the natives demoralizes Marlow and catalyzes his removal from reality. After spending a substantial period of time in the African Congo, Marlow becomes paranoid, as his ability to judge reality and unreality becomes impaired. On a trip up the...

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