Heart of Darkness

Why do you suppose?

***PART TWO***

What do you suppose prompted Marlow to say, “The thing was to know what he [Kurtz] belonged to, how many powers of darkness claimed him for their own”? (Pg. 48)

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Kurtz is an enigma. He is this supernatural white demigod that lives in the jungles of the Congo. Most whites saw him as a lunatic but Marlow believes there was more to him. He felt the Congo and whatever powers lay in the ominous jungle had taken hold of Kurtz making him into this fantastic figure he has heard so much about.