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Conrads Heart of Darkness is the story of the dissolution of a man and the system that he stands for Kurtz has decomposed because he lacks restraint While Kurtz was in the darkness of the Congo he found the most inhumane and violent ways of producing material wealth It is Kurtzs metamorphosis into absolute evil which kills him is the man who has decayed and succumbed to the evil within himself because of the societys system he is from European civilization has conjectured itself to be superior to other societies such as the African society of the Congo River The system of colonialism and its ideals has become nothing but evil as did Kurtz In Heart of Darkness Kurtzs death is evident because of his lack of restraint and surrendered spirit of his extreme ways to accomplish good for his system As does his culture and when he faced with the adversity of the Congo he died because he can not control the evil within him The horror magnifies Kurtz not being able to restrain himself the colonizers greed and Europes darkness In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders who are almost without exception embodiments of blindness selfishness and cruelty the destruction set upon the Congo by Europeans The destruction set upon the Congo by Europeans led to the cry of Kurtzs last words The horror The horror The horror in Heart of Darkness has been critiqued to represent different aspects of situations in the book However Kurtzs last words The horror The horror refer to me to magnify only three major aspects The horror magnifies Kurtz not being able to restrain himself the colonizers greed and Europes darkness Kurtz comes to the Congo with noble intentions He thought that each ivory station should stand like a beacon light offering a better way of life to the natives He was considered to be a universal genius he
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