Heart of Darkness

The Heart of Darkness part II

  1. As Marlow releases the corps of his helmsman into the rivers current, he says that the helmsman was “heavier than any man on earth”. What elicits such a profound response for a man Marlow thought to be so little 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?