Kurtz Struggles

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The Struggle is real
In Fiction as well as reality, humans tend to be power hungry. They are willing to do anything in order to achieve dominance over others. In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad uses the struggle to achieve dominance over others to convey the need for humans to have power, and how it changes people.
In Heart of Darkness, Kurtz’s need for power drives him away from his original purpose. Kurtz’s was originally in the Congo to help the natives. When he gets there, the natives worship him and he gets a taste of power. After this, he could not stay away. Instead of helping the natives, he ransacks their villages for ivory and rules over them. When it comes time for him to go back to civilization, he rows 300 miles back, because
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