Colonel Kurtz Colonialism

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Colonialism and war are two different ideologies and purposes, but many times they have walked on the same path. Conquering and colonizing another land has been around since the beginning of time, the Roman Empire, the British Empire and many more. It was not a good thing but it happened. The British Empire is most notorious colonization must be the colonization of America, which found the country we have now. As glory as we can say about the Revolutionary War and the Independence of our country from the grips of a tyrant, do not forget because of this that thousands of Native Americans lost their homes and people just because we decided they were not worthy. There is always the good, the bad and the ugly in politics and wars itself, and …show more content…
In the movie, we know Colonel Kurtz as a dangerous man to the commander, a loose cannon that needs to be exterminated. In both media, both Kurtzs are described as monsters who need to be put to sleep, a sickening person that has been driven mad, and a man that can never be stopped and most likely will never return to what he was before. Through time Marlow and Willard learn more and more about Kurtz, which contradict totally with what he seems to be now. Heart of Darkness’s Kurtz was a beautiful man before, he was a philanthropy coming to Africa in search of adventure and humanizing, just like how Marlow starts with in the beginning of the book. However, those are lost after he gets the first taste of godly power, being seen as a god by the natives, he failed to the jungle power and lose all his humanity. Colonel Kurtz in the movie of as a prodigy, a living legend in the army.

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