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Annotated Bibliography Heart of Darkness Apocalypse Now Bodek Richard Conrads Heart of Darkness The Explicator 59 2000 25 In this article Richard Bodek discusses the implications of Kurtzs famous final words to Marlow The horror The Horror Of great importance to the novels meaning is not only why Kurtz said this but why Marlow decided to lie about it Bodek poses the idea that in telling Kurtzs fiance that the last word he pronounced was her name Marlow was actually telling the truth If Kurtzs intended is meant to act as a personification of European culture in all of its ambivalence then what she represents is in fact the horror to which Kurtz was referring Bodek dissects the Kurtzs final scene tying in many of the novellas essential themes Among those explored are the unreliability of emotions the relentlessness of European imperialism and the human capacity for dangerousness Costanzo Linda Cahir Narratological Parallels in Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppolas Apocalypse Now Literature-Film Quarterly 203 1992 181-88 Costanzos article is a comparative piece relating the narrative structure of the novel to the film Although the text details some of the differences between the functions of the novella and films narrators Marlow and Willard respectively it is primarily concerned the similarities between the two Costanzos primary argument is that both characters are used similarly to demonstrate the overwhelming conflict of morality that surrounds them This is a conflict that can be embodied within a single person as it is in Kurtz or by the ethical problems brought about by imperialism and war Costanzo shows how this environment of immorality leads to alienation in those who are able to survive it using the two narrators as examples Greiff Louis K Soldier Sailor Chef Conrads Ethics and the Margins of Apocalypse Now Literature-Film Quarterly 203 1992 188-99 The main argument in Greiffs article details a key difference between the
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