Heart of Darkness

As Marlow releases the corpse of his helmsman into the river's current, he says that the helmsman was "heavier than any man on earth."What elicits such a profound response for a man Marlow thought so little of in life?


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This depends on why you think it is profound. This line is up for interpretation. Marlow could have let the cannibals eat him but he does not. Is he heavy because he is fat or is there something else to this?