Heart of Darkness
In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders for instance, who are, almost without exception, embodiments of blindness, selfishness, and cruelty; and even in the cognitive domain, where such positive phrases as "to enlighten," for instance, are conventionally opposed to negative ones such as "to be in the dark," the traditional expectations are reversed. In Kurtz's painting, as we have seen, "the effect of the torch light on the face was
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what he saw and experienced along the way into the Inner Station. To me, Kurtz's horror shadows every human, who has some form of darkness deep within their heart, waiting to be unleashed. "The horror that has been perpetrated, the horror that descends as judgment, either in this pitiless and empty death or in whatever domination there could be to come" (Stewart 366). Once the horror was unleashed, there was no way of again restraining it.