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Marlow spends much of his time deep in the jungle in Heart ofDarkness During this time he observes the natives primitive surroundingsand practices Their close connections with primordial times inspires aslight fear in Marlow but he feels something much more powerful pulling athim as well He feels a deep primal connection with these people Hisattitude towards the jungle and its inhabitants while cautious expressesa deep connection to the natives a sort of inexplicable comprehension ofand desire for something so different from his natural habitat Marlow explains his understanding of the natives actions lacks deepinsight The intentions of their music and rituals he indicates remainunknown to him The natives could be cursing the intruders or praying tothem either way unbeknownst to Marlow and his companions This worldfrozen at the beginning of time holds innumerable mysteries in the eyes ofits intruders We were cut off from comprehension of our surroundingssays Marlow The world they were thrown into seemed unrecognizable to themThis inability to understand fosters fear Marlow recognizes despite how far removed he feels from this worldhe has a connection with it These men he sees on the shore he realizesare just that men The natives while so different in appearance andbehavior hold a sacred inexplicable bond with Marlow They come from thesame place and share the same history at the beginning of time Thisrealization carries with it great inspiration The mind of man is capableof anything-because everything is in it all the past as well as all thefuture Marlow recognizes his deep ancient connection with this land andthese people While cautious even slightly fearful of the jungles power and thenatives wild behavior Marlows attitude more closely reflects hiscuriosity of the ancient bond all men share The land he travels throughremains thousands of years behind his in technological advances andsocietal civilization and yet somehow he feels
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