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The Horror, The Horror

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Kurtz's final words are "The horror, the horror" (section 3). Why does Marlow consider these words a victory?

A

Marlow realizes that Kurtz understands that the raping of ivory should be stopped to save the endangered elephants.

B

Marlow realizes that Kurtz understands that he should not have become involved with his African mistress and he wants Marlow to prevent his intended from discovering the truth.

C

Marlow realizes that Kurtz had something to say, even though Marlow is unsure of what Kurtz's realization was. In Marlow's eyes, Kurtz doesn't die without an epiphany.

D

Marlow realizes that Kurtz regrets journeying into the Heart of Darkness and that it is horrible that he won't be able to return to Europe.

E

Marlow realizes that Kurtz is upset that there is still ivory to obtain and that all of his hard work has been in vain.