Heart of Darkness

What is the significance of his lie to her?

In context: The story ends with Marlow’s meeting with Kurtz’s “Intended”.

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Marlow's lie at the end of the story is both cruel and compassionate. While the woman is comforted, she will have to continue believing in an illusion. She will never know what Kurtz became.



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