Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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In Heart of Darkness, what is one example of Marlow's psychological change?

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After the attack on the steamboat, Marlow is gripped with the certainty that Kurtz is already dead. Since his entire mission is to find Kurtz and bring him back, this fills him with despair; his mission is hopeless and people have died for nothing. In frustration and fear, he throws his shoes -- filled with blood from a dying man -- overboard.

I was cut to the quick at the...

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