Heart of Darkness Characters

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Charlie Marlow

This is the narrator of Heart of Darkness, a sea captain who tells the stories of his travels to Africa to his companions.

Director of Companies

This is the captain of the Nellie, the yawl on which the story of Heart of Darkness is told.

The Lawyer

This is a guest on the Nellie, one of the audience for the narrator’s tale.

Fresleven

This is a Danish sea captain whose position Marlow assumes after the man is killed in a skirmish with some natives in Africa.

Chief Accountant

This is a fellow Marlow meets at the Company station. This fellow keeps himself immaculately groomed and dressed, with starched collar and white cuffs.

Kurtz

This character is introduced as an up-and-coming agent in the Company’s business in the interior. The powers in the Administration apparently aim for him to become a person of stature in the...

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