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A Comparison of Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

Summary: This essay compares Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness with the movie "Apocalypse Now." It compares and contrasts the two main characters.
Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and the movie "Apocalypse Now" are both stories about a man's exploration of his own self and what he finds there. Both Marlow and Willard are forewarned about the dangers that await them on their journeys, but neither man is able to understand how truly powerful the impact the different elements of their expeditions have on them until they have met with Kurtz. Their meetings and discussions with Kurtz forever alter their personality, as both appear incredibly pensive and introverted after meeting him and returning to their points of origin. These movies are also about these men confronting their many fears, such as insanity and death. Marlow's purpose of his mission is twofold- the more obvious purpose is to find Kurtz, but the less obvious and more personal purpose for Marlow is to find himself. As...

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