Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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What is Kurtz's head like in Heart of Darkness?

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Kurtz is defined heavily by his obsession with collecting ivory. His expressions are often defined as being on an "ivory face," simply meaning that he was very pale. He is also described as being bald, as Marlow states that his head was "like a ball—an ivory ball." It is clear that Kurtz is being made out to be a living, breathing symbol of ivory, which itself is a symbol of greed and...

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