Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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What is similar and different between Kurt's and Manager's characters and why does Marlow remain loyal to one and not the other?

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Similar is that both characters are initially an enigma to Marlow. However, Marlow soon figures out that while Kurtz has gone into the heart of his own soul or in other words the heart of darkness, the Manager has made no such journey. It seems to Marlow that the Manager is hollow inside - he calls him a "paper maiche Mephistopheles" and indicates that although both Kurtz and the Manager...

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