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Heart of Darkness Wilderness Personified Quotes

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Karthik Patange September 6, 2007 Quotes: Wilderness Personified “Watching a coast as it slips by the ship is like thinking about an enigma. There it is before you-- smiling, frowning, inviting, grand, mean, insipid, or savage, and always mute with an air of whispering, ‘Come and find out.’” (pg 78) “And outside, the silent wilderness surrounding this cleared speck on the earth struck me as something great and invincible, like evil or truth, waiting patiently for the passing away of this fantastic invasion.” (91) “I saw him, later, for several days, sitting in a bit of shade looking very sick and trying to recover himself: afterwards he arose and went out -- and the wilderness without a sound took him into its bosom again.” (92) “In a few days the Eldorado Expedition went into the patient wilderness, that closed upon it as the sea closes over a diver.” (105) “Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when
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Unformatted text preview: vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings.” (105) “The Reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return.” (107-108) “The current ran smooth and swift, but a dumb immobility sat on the banks.” (113) “The playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came due course.” (116) “The wilderness had patted him on the head, and, behold, it was like a ball -- an ivory ball; it had caressed him, and -- lo! -- he had withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of some devilish initiation.” (125) “It made me hold my breath in expectation of hearing the wilderness burst into a prodigious peal of laughter that would shake the fixed stars in their places.” (126)...
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