Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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How can The Intended be characterized as ridiculous in Heart of Darkness?

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I think that The Intended can be seen as ridiculous in a couple of ways.  The first is that she claims to know "everything" about Kurtz .  The fact is that she has no idea about Kurtz, what he does, and how he acts.  Her "love" of Kurtz is based purely on an illusion, one that she believes and refuses to see anything else.  At the same time, I think that the Intended can be seen as ridiculous because she seems to be...

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