Heart of Darkness Chapter 2 QCC

Heart of Darkness Chapter 2 QCC - Karthik Patange AP...

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Karthik Patange AP English Literature Reading Log: Heart of Darkness Chapter 2 : Quote: “It was unearthly, and the men were-No, they were not inhuman. Well, you know, that was the worst of it-the suspicion of their not being inhuman….but what thrilled you was just the thought of their humanity-like yours-the thought of your remote kinship with this wild and passionate uproar. Ugly…. but if you were man enough you would admit to yourself that there was in you just the faintest trace of a response to the terrible frankness of that noise, a dim suspicion of there being a meaning in it which you-you so remote from the night of first ages-could comprehend.” (62-63) Context: After hearing of Kurtz from the manager and the clerk, Marlow fixes his steamer and leaves, along with another manager and several “pilgrims.” The trip is difficult because of the dangerous river. The ship sails with a crew of natives the Europeans call “cannibals,” who are actually quite reasonable people. The men on the ship hear drums at night along the riverbanks
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