Comparing Heart Of Darkness And Kurtz's Transformation

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Secondly, throughout life loved ones watch and guide us to be who we are. This point demonstrates a common theme in both novels. During her conversation with Marlow, Kurtz's intended argues that Kutz needed her in his time of need: “I would have treasured every sigh, every word, every sign, every glance.” Kurtz’s intended seem unsusceptible to Kurtz's savagery. Her detachment from Kurtz allows her to avoid learning the truth about Kurtz’s demise. The possibility of seeing Kurtz’s transformation could change her mentally leading to her own transformation. However, unlike like her, others like Mary Anna experienced the transformation. As Mark explains, “Her body was foreign.” Mark sees the change in Mary because he sees the impact first hand
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