Heart of Darkness

What is shocking about Kurtz’ house?

In context: In this part, Marlow finally arrives at the Inner Station. How does Marlow interpret the decorations? What does it remind him of?

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Kurtz' home seems deserted, abandoned.

"A long decaying building on the summit was half buried in the high grass; the large holes in the peaked roof gaped black from afar; the jungle and the woods made a background. There was no inclosure or fence of any kind; but there had been one apparently, for near the house half-a-dozen slim posts remained in a row, roughly trimmed, and with their upper ends ornamented with round carved balls. The rails, or whatever there had been between, had disappeared."

I am still looking for a description of the decorations.


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