Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness Question Pages 2-6

Marlow says, “And this also… has been one of the dark places of the earth.” What has also been one of the “dark places”? Marlow is comparing 2 historical concepts by using the Romans – what is he comparing?

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In context, the author is referring to the history of the Thames River, the violence and conflicts the river had seen over the course of history.