Heart of Darkness

What is Marlow's attitude towards the Company representative who visits Marlow in Europe to gather Kurtz's documents. Do you think Marlow's attitude is justified?


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Marlow returns to Europe but is plagued by the memory of his friend. He is disrespectful to everyone he encounters. The Manager demands the papers that Kurtz entrusted to Marlow. Marlow relinquishes the technical papers but not the private letters or the photograph. All that remains of Kurtz is his memory and the photo of his "Intended." Kurtz is very much a living figure to Marlow. I think Marlow finds European Imperialism sickening. He thinks Kurtz's private papers are not the company's business. Marlow certainly has a point.