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It would be good to note the relationship of this text to middle class values, such as the idea of morals or nationalism.
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Nature or the wilderness is also an important motif. I believe the sparknotes team should look into it. It is evident by its consumption of Kurtz, its whispers, and its maternal feelings toward the natives.
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I would honestly consider the whited sepulcher to be more of a Biblical allusion than a symbol...
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