Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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Earlier in the chapter the narrator has spoken of a "gloomy circle of some inferno", clearly referring to the topography of hell in Dante's poem. What is there, in the text, that justifies the...

Earlier in the chapter the narrator has spoken of a "gloomy circle of some inferno", clearly referring to the topography of hell in Dante's poem. What is there, in the text, that justifies the association?

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Joseph Conrad refers to the world in which his protagonist , Marlowe, has descended on his journey into the dense jungles of central Africa as hell, so miserable are the conditions he encounters.   The lifeless, emaciated bodies, the disease, the horrible conditions...

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