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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad
Summary Key Questions and Answers
Summary Key Questions and Answers

1) What is Kurtz doing in the Congo?

Kurtz goes to the Congo as an emissary for the Company, a Belgian operation that has set up stations along the Congo River to facilitate the export of ivory. Kurtz runs the innermost station, and he proves to be the Company’s most efficient exporter. Kurtz also develops an influential philosophy about how to civilize the African people, as indicated by the pamphlet he wrote on the subject at the invitation of the International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs.