Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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What are four differences in the description of Kurtz in the novel Heart of Darkness by J. Conrad and in the movie Apocalypse Now by F.Coppola?

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I have to admit that this novel is one of my favourites, and I also love the way that F. Coppola did an updated version of it in his excellent film. Of course, the film focuses and comments upon the Vietnam war rather than colonialism in general, but I think there are definite parallels between the two texts.

One key difference between the texts is that Kurtz in the novel is a station manager working for...

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