Heart of Darkness

How does Marlow view women's ideas of reality ?

Marlow the main character of Heart of Darkness

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Marlow thinks that women are naïve and idealistic, believing in fantastic and utopian worlds that would never work in the reality he knows. Though he scorns them for their dreaming, he also admires the purity of their hopes and dreams,

"It's queer how out of touch with truth women are. They live in a world of their own, and there has never been anything like it, and never can be. It is too beautiful altogether, and if they were to set it up it would go to pieces before the first sunset. Some confounded fact we men have been living contentedly with ever since the day of creation would start up and knock the whole thing over."