Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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In Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, how does Marlow feel when he hears the tribesmen howl and watches them dance?

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In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Marlow feels that he senses great sadness and grief in the tribesmen and that there is a sort of "remote kinship" that he feels in listening to their grieving tones. He is not as concerned about the tribesmen attacking the boat, because he thinks they are overcome with sorrow and will not be moved to attack the white colonizers because of this paralyzing effect of sadness.

Marlow recognizes that the sadness he hears in the voices and tones of the tribesmen is something that can not be so easily seen as foreign to that of his own emotions and inner experiences. He recognizes, to some extent, the shared humanity he has with the tribesmen. He knows the white colonizers cannot just pretend that the indigenous people they are murdering are...

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