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Heart of Darkness 1. How does Marlow change during and after his experiences in the Congo? What evidence is there of these changes? In the novel Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad, Marlow finds himself in a position where he is faced to accept the fact that the man he has admired and looked up to is a madman. He realizes that Kurtz's methods are not only unethical, but also inhumane. Marlow comes to realize …

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…a disturbed individual, but that was not what bothered Marlow. Hearing of and seeing the acts committed by Kurtz made Marlow uneasy, and even afraid. It was at this point that Marlow begins his denial of any affinity he feels with Kurtz. He says in regard to the Russian "I suppose that it had not occurred to him that Mr. Kurtz was no idol of mine"(59). Marlow sees all of the atrocities committed by Kurtz,