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Unformatted text preview: Karthik Patange September 10, 2007 Textual Connection Heart of Darkness Quote: “I tried to break the spell -- the heavy, mute spell of the wilderness -- that seemed to draw him to its pitiless breast by the awakening of forgotten and brutal instincts, by the memory of gratified and monstrous passions.” (143) All four literary works are somehow intertwined based on their thematic insights. Each emphasizes on a theme that relates to a limited sense of perception the simultaneous existence of good and bad on earth. In the Heart of Darkness , Marlow states how the “earth seemed unearthly.” The earth is still earth, but the desire for power seems unethical, or unearthly; the Europeans make Africans more monstrous instead of civilizing them. The European conquerors are conquered- not the African natives-as their ruthless and violent imperialism leaves their savagery. He realizes that his perception of the natives as “savages” is limited. In this quote, relating to natural beauty and his perception of the natives as “savages” is limited....
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