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Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad

Fear Quotes

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Quote #16

"Only the barbarous and superb woman did not so much as flinch, and stretched tragically her bare arms after us over the sombre and glittering river." (3.34)

The warrior woman is the only one of the native Africans who doesn’t fear the noise of the steam whistle. She doesn’t budge. Perhaps this is because she represents the wilderness, which does not fear the men but is only amused by their antics.

Quote #17

[Kurtz]: "'The horror! The horror!'" (3.43)

Kurtz’s final judgment on his life, his actions, mankind in general, imperialism, or his fate is one of deep and profound fear.

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