The Question and Answer section for Heart of Darkness is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
A spear thrown by a native impales his side and he dies. Marlow dislikes the helmsmen so he is not sad. Marlow is, however, angry that they have no helmsman anymore.
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On page 11, “black fellows” in boats visit the ship that Marlow is aboard. Do you think that the description of these fellows is mostly positive or mostly negative? And, how do these descriptions compare to most depictions of whites in the novel?
In context, the description is negative, degrading. The "black fellows" are seen as "grotesque" and uncivilized. None-the-less, Marlow also describes their presence as comforting. Unlike Marlow, these men knew the landscape and the lay of the...