Heart of Darkness

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Marlow's Lie

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Marlow explains what occurred after his return to London to the men aboard The Nellie. Marlow admits that he had "laid the ghost of [Kurtz'] gifts at last with a lie."

What is this lie?

A

He tell Kurtz's mother that he dies praising his upbringing.

B

He tells Marlow's Intended that his last word was her name.

C

He tells the company that Kurtz died trying to protect his reputation.

D

He tells Kurtz's intended that he had a picture of her by his bed in the wilderness.

E

He tells Kurtz's boss that he always intended to return to the continent.