Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

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  • Marlow is hired as a riverboat captain with the Company who trades and sells ivory in the Congo.
  • Marlow arrives in the Central Station and meets the manager. His steamship needs to be repaired and he stays here until that is done. Marlow's interest in Kurtz grows.
  • Who is this Mr. Kurtz?
  • Marlow travels to find Kurtz down the river. Eventually they come upon a hut with firewood outside and gather that onto their boat.
  • A soon time later, a thick fog surrounds the ship and natives from the surrounding jungle attack. A helmsman is killed but the natives are scared off by the ship's whistle.
  • They arrive at the Innerstation and meet a Russian who shows them to Kurtz. Marlow meets a crazed Kurtz and they find strange things like severed heads on sticks. Soon they begin to travel back but later Kurtz dies. His final words are, "The horror, the horror."
  • Back at home, Kurtz has the documents given to him by Kurtz. He feels that he should go talk to Kurtz's fiancee and he tells her that his last words were her name.
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