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In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders for instance who are almost without exception embodiments of blindness selfishness and cruelty and even in the cognitive domain where such positive phrases as to enlighten for instance are conventionally opposed to negative ones such as to be in the dark the traditional expectations are reversed In Kurtzs painting as we have seen the effect of the torch light on the face was sinister Watt 332 Ian Watt author of Impressionism and Symbolism in Heart of Darkness discusses about 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 was an orator writer poet musician artist politician ivory producer and chief agent of the ivory companys Inner Station yet he was also a hollow man a man without basic integrity or any sense of social responsibility Kurtz issues the feeble cry The horror The horror and the man of vision of poetry the emissary of pity and science and progress is gone The jungle closes round Labrasca 290 Kurtz being cut off from civilization reveals his dark side Once he entered within his heart of darkness he was shielded from the light Kurtz turned into a thief murderer raider persecutor and to climax all of his other shady practices he allows himself to be worshipped as a god E
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