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A Look Inside A Heart of Darkness There are many pieces of literature that can thoroughly deal with one theme and make it flow fluently throughout the story Only a few outstanding works of literature can deal with many aspects of literature and still manage to intertwine them so the end result is a magnificent work of literature that is deemed a classic by the masses In Joseph Conrads book Heart of Darkness the Europeans are cut off from civilization overtaken by greed exploitation and material interests from his own kind Conrad develops themes of symbolism personal power imagery social justice racism and character development In Conrads novel Heart of Darkness many different aspects of literature are dealt with Character development in a story is very important in a novel It could be the one thing that could make or break the novel Good character development usually entails the reader growing with the character relating to the character and having empathy for the character The two characters that Joseph Conrad opted to make the reader progress with were Kurtz and Marlow also the narrator Kurtz had lived in the Congo and was separated from his own culture for quite some time He had once been considered an honorable man but the jungle changed greatly Here secluded from the rest of his own society he discovered his evil side and became corrupted by his power and solitude Marlow tells us about the ivory that Kurtz kept as his own and that he had no restraint It appears that while Kurtz had been isolated from his culture he had become corrupted by this violent native culture and allowed his evil side to control him Marlow on the other hand was in search of Kurtz He had heard many stories of him and now he was on a journey to meet Kurtz Marlow was explained as being one of the best sailors Marlow
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