In regards to Heart of Darkness, are humans damned to madness of power?Kurtz enjoys the position of power and he is a god for the natives. Marlow…

In regards to Heart of Darkness, are humans damned to madness of power?Kurtz enjoys the position of power and he is a god for the natives. Marlow…

In regards to Heart of Darkness, are humans damned to madness of power?Kurtz enjoys the position of power and he is a god for the natives. Marlow…

In regards to Heart of Darkness, are humans damned to madness of power?Kurtz enjoys the position of power and he is a god for the natives. Marlow…

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely”.  There are countless examples in both dictatorship and war where this is true, and where very few humans are strong enough personally and emotionally to be able to prevent it from happening to them.Man is imperfect, as we all know.  To concentrate the kind of power a dictator has, or in Kurtz’ case, the kind of power a warlord has into the hands of a single person is always inherently dangerous, and usually produces the same result.  The most successful governments in the world have instituted checks and balances to prevent the concentrations of such power for this very reason.  It is a dark side of human nature, unfortunately.
In regards to Heart of Darkness, are humans damned to madness of power?Kurtz enjoys the position of power and he is a god for the natives. Marlow…
In regards to Heart of Darkness, are humans damned to madness of power?Kurtz enjoys the position of power and he is a god for the natives. Marlow…
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In regards to Heart of Darkness, are humans damned to madness of power?Kurtz enjoys the position of power and he is a god for the natives. Marlow…
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