Heart of Darkness: Mystery and Suspense
It seems like everywhere there is something in life that seems to be
left behind. In the books I read about mystery or suspense, this always seems
to be the case in such. The Heart of Darkness draws me into such depths of
suspense and unknown that seem to assciate with my life.
This whole book is full of mysteries. Marlow has a heart that is full
of mytery when he is stuck in Africa, and looking for a man named Kurtz. Marlow
is waiting, he learns about where the place is at, what could be coming ahead.
Maybe he was just acquiring some ideas of what was ahead, or who he would be
working with. Why is all this senselessness happening around him?
Marlow is enthralled with mystery. You wouldn’t think that somebody
would be simply crazy to go and take a trip down the Congo river. He has heard
some aspects about the place, and the way it seems to suck the visitors in. All
the people getting diseases. One would go insane there, so why? Why would he
wnat to go do this? Again, it’s full of mystery, and that makes an interesting
Kurtz, with this person, I can not express how much mystery applies to
him and his personality. People haven’t heard from him for quite a long time,
because h eis up the river from the station where Marlow is at. People are
wanting the boss, and they’re getting restless. Is Kurtz, sick? Could one of
these people get a new promotion in their job? The people don’t want Marlow to
go explore up the river a ways and kind Kurtz, suppling him with help that he
might need. And yet, Marlow needs Kurtz.
Yet, there is the mystery of the Congo river. It has a way with the
people that come into it and try to explore it’s orgins. It seems to drag you
in, and not let you go. All of this, because they were curious and brave. But
not all brave men will make it through this jungle that the Congo river lays on.
Eventually, Marlow fixes his steamboat, and carefully goes to meet the
mysterious man he has heard so much from the people, back in the station. Who
knows what he’ll find, or hear, or feel on his way. It’s a mystery that follows
him. Seems to be his shadow, but Marlow avoids them because they get in his way
all the time.
Then comes the infamouse scene of the package. Marlow finally finds
Kurtz, and he gives Marlow a package. This was confusing part on my behalf.
Kurtz dies, then gives the package away. I mean, this is a total mystery to me,
and what was in the package. Maybe Kurtz saw hope in Marlow, and that he was
strong enough to survive.
The Hear of Darkness, a book full of unknown. I’ve never read a book
with so many unknown containing in it’s pages. But again, the mystery part of
it makes that a good book, which is suspenseful. This was definately a “Heart