Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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Please describe the differences in setting between the movie Apocalypse Now by F. Coppola and the novel Heart of Darkness?

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I think the key focus you should take is the differences between the context of colonial Africa and then Vietnam during the Vietnam war. What is fascinating about the film is how relevant the context is to the same kind of ideas expressed in the book - Africa and Vietnam are both presented as arenas outside of the control of civilisation where the foreigners there - be they colonialists or American soldiers -...

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