Study Guide

Heart of Darkness Characters

Charlie Marlow

Marlow is a British seaman whose obsession with Africa brings him into the interior on the...

Mr. Kurtz

Mr. Kurtz is a star agent of the Company who works in true ivory country, deep in the interior of...

The Manager

The manager is a mediocre Company employee who lives and works at the Central Station. We're...

The Brickmaker

The brickmaker is another rather useless worker in the crew at Central Station, even though you'd...

The Harlequin

The harlequin is a Russian man who helps Kurtz and is considered his "disciple." He dresses in...

The Intended

The Intended is Kurtz's fiancée who stays snug in Belgium (probably eating delicious...