HOD : Chapter 3
HOD : Chapter 3
Kurtz = mythical deity
Guns // Jupiter = lightening bolts
Source of knowledge of everything , able to kill
Marlow : Evil
“a choice of nightmares,”
Manager & Pilgrims
blame on him, fails "civilisation" + crazy "wipes hand upon the napkins of the dirty cause"
Symbol > skeleton
Sick, kurtz = short yet tall
Not so much +
freudo : lost superego = too much freedom, able to do anything
Marlow = Kurtz ?
Someone listened : "you listened to Kurt", in the boat London M's voice // reader listens to him "mine is the speech that cannot be silenced
Horror reflects his own internal darkness coz both insane
strength & education = admirable
anticipates questions by asking them : rhetorical questions
Wilderness & Darkness = insanity
Sense of danger, growing throughout the book
If everyone insane is there anything like insanity ?
Life / death issues, serious/mondane issues on same level : death and lucky bucket same reaction
K's African mistress
White man + black woman
Power because admired, powerless coz no influence on K,
Symbol wealth, material success
Ideals of civilisation
symbol of nations, behalf of enterprises
Powerless can't stop K from leaving
madness - darkness
Africa coz its situation delivers madness to M, - dark
Alone = removal from society's rules & values vs M never alone ...
"And I wasn't arguing with a lunatic either... His intelligence was perfectly clear - concentrated it is true upon himself with horrible intensity ... Being alone in the wilderness his (soul) had looked within himself and ... had gone mad"
Pamphlet firstly against Imp than mad = changes "PS"
M, K, Russian became mad yet not mad where they come from
Developed when take off familiar environment
Trapness of soc gone
"I saw the inconcevable mystery of a soul that knew no restraints, no faith and no fear yet struggling blindly with itself"
Looks inside of darkness, analyse Urself -> soul can't stay within itself : loneliness, no boundaries = soul alone tear itself apart
Man. frustrated in K so sloppy : lack of method results in madness & death - produces ivory ... cf Cake & rape
Manager "we have done all we could for him, haven't we? (...) Bc the method is unsound.
cf doctor does not think should suffer after K's death
Vs Kurtz who does not hide violence
Justification - all about appearances
Colonialism = evil
the lesser of "my two nightmares
company : greed & imperialism , bureaucracy, enslaving ppl, hypo, malicious, easily evil, yet opportunity fulfilling child dream, money, & goods
insane K: rejects rules, advocates genocide, openly violent
"I hate, detest & cannot bear a lie, not bc I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply bc it appalls me. There is a taint of death a flavour of mortality in lies - which is exactly what I hate & detest in the world - what I want to forget." (Ch1)