Heart of Darkness

The Company’s chief accountant. What is he like and what are Marlow’s feelings about him?

-Heart of Darkness

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When Marlow meets the Chief Accountant, he describes him as perfectly attired with collar, cuffs, jacket, and all the rest. He refers to him as "amazing" and a "miracle." We observe at this moment the distinctions between savagery and civilization as perceived by Marlow. The diction demonstrates a type of hero worship for this man. His starched collars and cuffs are achievements of character, and Marlow respects him on this basis