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Part 1 -There is a nameless narrator who introduces Marlow, the story teller -Marlow and 4 other men are sailing down the Thames River -The nameless narrator is thinking about all the other English colonizers that may have gone down this river before them. -Marlow calls this “one of the dark places on Earth”. –first reference to darkness -Marlow thinks of the Romans conquering old Britain. -Marlow tells f his time as a freshwater sailor -There were no readily available ships, so he joined the Company, replacing a man names Fresleven -Marlow signs papers then goes to a doctor -The doctor measures his skull, then asks about madness in his family. Marlow gets defensive -Marlow visits his aunt to say good bye. -His aunt thinks the Company is going there to civilize the people -Marlow calls all women naïve, possibly sexist, maybe due to women’s roles back then, staying inside all the time may have made it an actuality -Marlow begins his journey -He sees some natives
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