what is the significance of the russian and his relationship wit kurtz to the text?
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The Russian is Kurtz's devoted companion, he is an idealistic explorer who has wandered to the Congo on a Dutch ship and has been caught in the web of Kurtz's obsessive ivory hunt. He is so young that it is uncertain whether or not he fully understands what he is doing in Africa. He is more or less attracted to the glamor of adventure. His unwavering support of Kurtz makes him humble and admirable. Through the character of the Russian, the reader learns a lot about Kurtz and how he gained such immense influence.