The Question and Answer section for Heart of Darkness is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Marlow is obsessed with Kurtz because the man is an enigma. What kind of man turns his back completely on the culture he once knew to move into the wild, uncivilized jungle..... ? Kurtz's story fascinates Marlow, it's beyond his comprehension, but...
The title Heart of Darkness is significant because it alludes to both the physical darkness and moral darkness present on the river.
Marlow sees two natives standing near the river wearing impressive headdresses and holding spears: a beautiful native woman endowed with ornaments walks along the shoreline.