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Why does Marlow lie to Kurtz’s fiancé? Because she was really overwhelmed with Kurtz’s death and he felt sympathy for her Marlow is willing to accept Fresleven as a gentle and kind person even though he almost beat the village chief to death. Lies reveal certain truths in the story Conrad uses lies to allude to a true statement in the text Marlow saw through the lies about Kurtz “Art is the lie that lets us recognize the truth” –Pablo Picasso o the truth of the painting is the psychological state that it represents the darkness symbolizes the unknown civilization stems from the id, the ego, and the superego whited sepulcher means hypocrisy Heart of Darkness o The Heart refers to the congo in the middle of Africa o The darkness of the heart of the jungle o Inability to see how difficult the conditions were o Africa was known as the dark continent o Marlow learns that everyone has a dark side Using the term darkness helped show the corruption of people
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course HUM 1324 at Virginia Tech.

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