Heart of Darkness Essay | Comparison of Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

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Comparison of Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

Summary: This is a comparison paper on the novel "Heart of Darkness" and the movie "Apocalypse Now." In the excerpt the theme of corruption in imperialism is discussed by taking both works and finding parallelism.
Both the novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and the movie "Apocalypse Now" are about one man's journey through the dark, cruel wilderness of Africa and Vietnam. Marlow's mission is to rescue Kurtz from up the Congo at the inner station, while Willard's is to terminate Kurtz's command up the Nung River, by any means necessary. Much parallelism can be found between the movie and the novel, yet also there are discrepancies that separate the two. The characters of the two have different parts and roles but have related purposes toward the general themes of imperialism. Imperialism in both works shows the blinding of its oppressors and the arrogance to the truth of colonization. Through analysis and comparison of the characters a parallel of themes can be made between the novel "Heart of Darkness" and the movie "Apocalypse Now."

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