The Question and Answer section for Heart of Darkness is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think that, like Marlow, the Russian understands what separated Kurtz from the average man. There was something of an awe about Kurtz that other Europeans did not understand, Marlow did.
Chinua Achebe, “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness” and Cedric Watts, “’A Bloody Racist’: About Achebe’s View of Conrad”;give a short debate of the positions of these essays in view of Conrad’s novella
Sorry, this is only a short answer forum.
Are you referring to a particular article?