How is the structure of Heart of Darkness significant?

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The structure of The Heart of Darkness replicates Marlow's journey into the heart of Africa and into the darkness of the human soul. At the beginning of the book, he is on the Thames and retells the story of his journey down the Congo. An unnamed listener narrates the rest of the story.

Marlow travels first to the "sepulchral city" in Europe where the company that is working to extract ivory in Africa is headquartered. He then travels to the company's outer station before taking a steamboat down the Congo to the company's Central Station deep in the heart of Africa. As he travels along the Congo, he...

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