Certainly we live in a consumer-oriented, materialistic, hedonistic society bent on pleasing self.
Such coercion is a recurring drama in Conrad, and it shows his insight into the idea that conversation itself is political and coercive, not necessarily a mutual experience. Marlow yearns to answer truthfully. His whole narration has been about truth and the difficulty of reaching it.
In fact at one point he says "I saw them together- I heard them together". The intended is shown to to have such a powerful personality that Marlow is forced to agree with whatever she says even if he believes quite the opposite.
She is firm in her tone and has a note of conviction when she says about Kurtz "It was impossible to know him and not to admire him, was it? Now and then she silences Marlow into an appalled dumbness with her pride of knowing Kurtz the best.
His intended at the end goes on to say "Ah, but i believed in him more than anyone on this earth- more than his own mother, more than himself.
Hearing this Marlow is more frightened than sympathetic and therefore lies to the intended that her name was the last word spoken by Kurtz. Marlow is unable to tell the truth because its too dark and would collapse her world. To say that this was an act of idealistic motivation and benevolence would be wrong rather the lie becomes an unavoidable necessity.
Marlow could dare to speak something which the intended would not have liked to hear. She commands the same authority that Kurtz had once held and which no one had dared to oppose. The first option would be in line with what he learned from his experience with Kurtz.
However, Marlow is no longer with Kurtz in the middle of the Congo. He is back in Europe, surrounded by individuals who enjoy kind outward appearances, even at the expense of the reality.
As such, perhaps Marlow is motivated to fit into his surroundings and therefore chooses to lie to The Intended to ease her heart, just as any other European would do.Sep 22, · If diseases are willed by God either as punishment or a testing situation, our assiduous effort to find cures, to care for the sick, is contrary to God's will, an act of defiance.
I have not heard of a sick Christian rejecting medical treatment on these grounds. “A sick thought can devour the body's flesh more than fever or consumption.” life of one we dearly love, is trembling in the balance; the racking thoughts that crowd upon the mind, and make the heart beat violently, and the breath come thick, by the force of the images , Oliver Twist.
tags: anxiety, helplessness, loved-ones. Maybe that's why Marlow tells us repeatedly that Kurtz has "no restraint" (, ).
It's not as simple as "Kurtz goes to jungle; Kurtz becomes like native Africans; Heads on sticks ensue." In fact, Kurtz becomes something else altogether—something worse.
(The horror! The horror!) See, Africans do have a sense of decency and restraint. Heart of Motherf**king Darkness. God, that novel infuriated me so much.
Besides the obvious Twilight/50 Shades of Shit fare, this is the only novel I've truly despised. Sacred & Immaculate Hearts - Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - tomorrow, the Immaculate Heart of Jesus - IHS BVM. Two sacred hearts perfectly matched: the Incarnate Heart of Christ and the Immaculate Heart of Virgin Mary Christmas came from Jesus and His Mother Mary.
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