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Stepping Over the Edge

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Following Kurtz's death, Marlow says

He [Kurtz] had stepped over the edge, while I had been permitted to draw back my hesitant foot. (Section 3)

Metaphorically, to what edge is Marlow referring?

A

Marlow is referring to the edge of the heart of darkness, the center of Africa.

B

Marlow is referring to the edge of sanity.

C

Marlow is referring to the edge of European mores and customs.

D

Marlow is referring to death.

E

Marlow is referring to savage behavior.