Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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How is the setting different between Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now?

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The main difference is in the physical location and its meaning for the characters. Heart of Darkness is set in the Congo, during European Colonization, and concerns the monetary desires of the trading companies and the affect that the primitive, harsh jungle has on the people who enter it. Apocalypse Now is set during the Vietnam War, and although the Vietnam Jungle has a similar effect on the people, it is for different reasons; the Vietnam War destroys men through its brutality and the things that men will do when given governmental carte blanche, not strictly...

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