Character Analysis Kurtz's Native Mistress

The Congolese woman that rails against Kurtz's departure is a complete contrast to Kurtz's Intended. As the Intended is innocent and naïve, the native mistress is bold and powerful. Kurtz is a man of many lusts, and she embodies this part of his personality. She frightens the Harlequin because she finds him to be meddling with Kurtz too much; her threats to him eventually scare him into leaving the Inner Station.

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A mile and a half below the Inner Station, Marlow and his men are confronted with

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I never met my grandma, who my mom says lives in a hovel and wants her to move in with us. Then I saw that word in Frankenstein. What's a hovel? I thought it was like a place that had room service.

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