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November 7 1998 English 1a Essay 5 Marlow vs Willard Charles Marlow and Captain Willard have many characteristics that would make them alike and different Marlow from the novel Heart of Darkness was a man who was on a mission through Cambodia to find Kurtz Captain Willard from the movie Apocalypse Now was a man on a mission to exterminate a fellow member of the United States Armed Forces Kurtz Apocalypse Now is a Vietnam parallel of the novel Heart of Darkness While both these men were on a search for a man they both went through many difficult hardships on the way Both of the men had different backgrounds before they began their journey Marlow was an experienced sailor while Willard was an experienced warrior Willard was a man who went to hell and back in Vietnam His soul was already corrupted and only got worse while his journey to Kurtz continued Marlow was a man who just wanted a job His experience in sailing was the reason he got into his mission Marlow takes the place of a captain who was killed by natives while on a similar journey Willard was a man who was picked by the secret service He was looked at because of his strong history in the military The history of both men was important for each of them to go their perspective missions The surroundings for each man were unique While both Marlow and Willard had to put up with natives they had crews that were different While Marlow had a crew with mostly natives Willard had a crew of American soldiers who were serving their country Willards crew was comprised of mostly young men who had no idea what they were doing Come on all of you big strong me writes Joseph McDonald Uncle Sam needs your help againClass handouts McDonald This would describe the men that were with Willard None of
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