Heart of Darkness

why is the climate an important feture in this passage? what is its aignificance to the novel as a whole?

"anything- anything can be done in this country. thats what i say; nobody here, you understand, here can endanger your positon. and why? you stand the climate-you outlast them all?(58) - the uncle, leader of the EEE, talking to his nephew, the manager.

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In context, the climate is brutal and enduring its brutality is a challenge within itself. The uncle is explaining that if his nephew can endure and conquer the climate, he will be able to accomplish things that others could not. 


Heart of Darkness