Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Du calme

“Du calme, du calme. Adieu.” (pg. 11)

In French, the doctor is saying “calm, calm.” He has encouraged Marlow that he needs to be calm while in the Congo. Surprisingly, Marlow is able to keep composure in the face of much insanity while traveling into the jungle. It is hard to tell whether Marlow is simply a hard man or just remarkably serene in the face of danger and calamity.