Short Answers of Heart of Darkness

What is the significance of river Congo in Heart of Darkness?

In the novel Heart of Darkness the protagonist Marlow travels through the river Congo to the center of the continent and return back. Congo River represents the movement towards the goal.

What is the significance of the “two knitting women” in the novel ‘Heart of Darkness’?

The women knitting with three threads present the goddess of fates and in Greek mythology; in the underworld fate of a man is made by three threads. Three threads represent the happiness, sadness and death.

What is the significance of painting made by Kurtz?

Painting shows “A woman bearing a torch but her eyes was covered with cloth”. It represents the blind believe, Marlow’s thoughts and uncivilized behavior of Europeans who are civilizing the Africans.
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