The Horror of Life

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English 123
8 December 2009
The Horror of Life
In the book Heart of Darkness, a famous line within tale uttered by the character Kurtz was “The Horror! The Horror!” This utterance was indicative of Kurtz’ feeling of dread at the composite horror of his own life.
The author, Joseph Conrad, must have had a very acute sense of how life is filled with many terrible features. Conrad was born in 1857 in Poland to parents who were Polish nationalists struggling against the Russian onslaught. His parents died of tuberculosis when he was only 11 years old. “With some reluctant guidance from an uncle, Conrad went to sea at 16 -- and encountered the worlds that inspired some of his best...
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