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Heart of Darkness

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What does Marlow realize about the "slim posts ... with their upper ends ornamented with round carved balls," and how does this realization affect Marlow's understanding of Kurtz?

A

Marlow realizes the balls are carved from ivory, so he understands that Kurtz is not only interested in the ivory from a pecuniary perspective.

B

Marlow realizes the balls are intricately carved, so he realizes that Kurtz is a talented artist who is attempting to maintain his European habits.

C

Marlow realizes that the balls are dried heads, so he understands that Kurtz has lost restraint and resorted to violence and fear as motivators.

D

Marlow realizes that the balls are dried heads, so he understands that the native idolize Kurtz and they bring him "trophies" of their conquests of neighboring tribes.

E

Marlow realizes that the balls are solid copper, so he understands that Kurtz has not severed ties with Europe and is still engaging in trade for things such as copper.