The Tragedy of Kurtz--An Analysis of Kurtz in Heart of Darkness

Jiping Zhao

Abstract


Heart of Darkness is Conrad’s representative work which explores the heart as well as the outward appearance of civilization and also reveals the darkness, complexity and fallacy of human nature by Marlow’s search of Kurtz from Europe to Africa. Through an analysis of the tragedy of Kurtz, this paper will discuss the darkness of human nature and its destructive influence on human beings.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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