Heart of Darkness Questions and Answers
by Joseph Conrad

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Please compare rising action of plot of Heart of Darkness with Apocalypse Now, and find a minimum of three differences. Heart of Darkness - novelette by Joseph Conrad Apocalypse Now - film directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

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In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, the main character, Marlow, is an experienced sailor who is instructed by the company for which he works to travel up the Congo River, into the depths of Africa. His instructions are to bring back a man named Kurtz. Kurtz has the reputation of being the most successful of the company's employees to obtain and ship back the largest amounts of ivory, which is the focus of this "ivory trading company." Marlow makes his journey, finally catching up with Kurtz. The setting of the story is fearful and unfamiliar to Marlow, but he and his crew are able to carry out the task at hand.

In Apocalypse Now , the main character is Captain...

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