Kurtz Quotes (4 quotes)
Click the character infographic to download. Kurtz is a star agent of the Company who works in true ivory country, deep in the interior of Africa. Also, he goes crazy and dies. As the Intended says—although she's not the most reliable witness—he's a man of "promise," "greatness," a "generous mind," and a "noble heart" 3. Come to think of it, everything we know about Kurtz is secondhand.
Joseph Conrad is trying to say that when we dream we always dream alone because no one else can dream what we dream. Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness. Joseph Conrad is absoluely correct about this. This quote is nothing but the truth, because the mind of a man is capable of anything that they set their mind too. The mind of man has all the facts and all the history and stuff we have went through and it has what we have done and what we can do. We as humans can do way more than what we think we can do, people get stopped by that mental wall but once that wall breaks down we are capable of doing great things.
The horror! A voice! It rang deep to the very last. It survived his strength to hide in the magnificent folds of eloquence the barren darkness of his heart. Oh, he struggled!
Kurtz's sense of ownership has been warped by his status as a "god" amongst the native Africans. He thinks everything, including the wilderness he inhabits, belongs to him. His sense of himself has expanded to include everything around him, in sharp contrast to the other men's i. Whatever he was, he was not common. He had the power to charm or frighten rudimentary souls into an aggravated witch-dance in his honour; he could also fill the small souls of the pilgrims with bitter misgivings: he had one devoted friend at least, and he had conquered one soul in the world that was neither rudimentary nor tainted with self-seeking. No; I can't forget him, though I am not prepared to affirm the fellow was exactly worth the life we lost in getting to him.
This quote relates to how in society everyone must be able to show an attitude, a facade, something that makes them acceptable to society. But even when trying to show what makes a person acceptable in society, they must also hide something or wear a mask over their true self. However, there does come a time when those who continue to hide themselves, can no longer differentiate between the mask and what lies behind it. This can be known as the creation of a persona. Kurtz demonstrates an internal battle between that of the good and evil within himself, using the ideals of morals and alienation. The reason for the mystery behind Kurtz lies in the multiple masks and personas that he commonly wears throughout the story and wondering as to which of his personas is his true personality. Now to get into the depths of Kurtz, we must first understand who Kurtz is.