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Heart of Darkness Per 1st AP English Thesis A tone of fascination dominates Conrads Heart of Darkness This tone is established early within the text when Marlow first goes into the Congo It continues to be staggering when Marlow goes from the outer station to the inner and then intensifies later in the description of how Marlow reacts to the women in the novella Body Paragraph 1 1 Marlow is an adventure seeker When most men fear the unknown Marlow isnt afraid His fear is replaced by fascination A His journey to the Congo starts when he was a young boy Marlow states that he had an exploring passion before he begins his story When I was a little chap I had a passion for mapsand say When I grow up I will go there Hes fascinated with maps All he thought about as a boy was adventure and exploration His actions are quite evident in the way he talks about the events preceding going to Africa He goes because he is curious B Then fascination turns to mystery when Marlow goes to the inner station He finds a note about half way there that reads - wood for you hurry up approach cautiously Marlow goes on to say Something was wrong above But what - and how much Most men would turn to fear when in the middle of a jungle with a warning of danger ahead Marlow feels not fear but anxiousness There is a rushed feeling in Marlows commentary after he reads the warning He is even more curious now than before hand C Even after a trip to a Heart of Darkness Marlow continues to be a sailor In fact while he is telling his tale he is about to embark on another one He is still fascinated with what he doesnt know or hasnt seen And probably will continue to be until he is dead D
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