Z- 3.13B Heart of Darkness Theme and Motif .pdf - Part B \u200bHeart of Darkness Theme Different Settings 1 Belgium a I have no idea when they were in

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Part B Heart of Darkness Theme Different Settings 1. Belgium a. I have no idea when they were in Belgium in the book. It was really hard for me to follow and I couldn't even find anything online that was helpful in any way. I assume that the Pilgrims would act as they would in any "White Society" where they wanted to impress the higher ups since I'm pretty sure The Congo was a Belgian colony, and The Company might have been a Belgian company. (I really do not have any clue though) 2. The Congo a. Kurtz basically went crazy in The Congo, and was compared to the "savage" natives by the Pilgrims. However, being in The Congo brought out the worst in everyone. The people working for The Company became crazed with greed, they were extremely untrustworthy of each other, and they let The Company push them to treat the African Natives as inhuman savages that did not deserve any sort of decency. 3. On the steamer a. On the steamer, Kurtz became increasingly paranoid as he became increasingly ill. He did not trust anyone but Marlow, and he was probably right not to. Marlow clearly lost some of his humanity, as he didn't even seem to care about Kurtz dying since he had stripped him down to be just a voice. The pilgrims acted extremely imperialistic, their greed continued to shine through, and they were extremely violent towards the Native Africans once they were safe away from them on the ship. The depiction of the following. 1. Kurtz vs. the pilgrims a. Kurtz is portrayed as a once great man turned "savage" by life in the jungle and his obsession with ivory. The pilgrims are portrayed as imperialistic "businessmen" who only have their best interests at heart. The pilgrims definitely cared more about their appearance because they all wanted to impress
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