comes from the novella heart of darkness by joseph conrad
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what is the relatoionship between physical environment and mental state as it pertains to the conditions of sanity and madness?
We are also in a physical environment that runs rampant with tropical diseases. Many cause high fever........ thus many would be out of their heads before finally succumbing to the disease or getting better.
Kurtz becomes ill and suffers with tropical diseases. Eventually, his sickness combined with complete isolation serves to unhinge his mind.
Source(s): Heart of Darkness
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