Heart of Darkness Questions and Answers
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What is the significance of 'the horror' in this novel, Heart of Darkness?

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These final words from Kurtz are highly ambiguous, yet also highly significant to Kurtz as a character and to the novel as a whole. 

Marlow finds Kurtz isolated and insane in the heart of the jungle, having turned his back on society, morality, and everything that connected him to other people. 

This state of being demonstrates to Marlow that Kurtz is no longer the great man he once was. Instead, Kurtz "is revealed upon...

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