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I was within a hair’s-breadth of the last opportunity for pronouncement, and I found with humiliation that probably I would have nothing to say. This is the reason why I affirm that Kurtz was a remarkable man. He had something to say. He said it... He had summed up—he had judged. ‘The horror!’ He was a remarkable man (Section 3).

In the passage above, what has Marlow realized?

A

Unlike Kurtz, Marlow had not made any profound discovery about humanity and life itself.

B

Marlow's introspection causes him to reflect on Kurtz's epiphany, and he realizes that Marlow wants to have something to say, a judgment to pass, prior to his death.

C

Like Kurtz, Marlow has changed so much that he finds himself unable to tell the truth, hence prompting his lie to the Intended.

D

Unlike Kurtz, Marlow was not so sick that he could not continue life in Europe. He realizes it will be hard to transition back to this lifestyle, however.

E

Marlow keeps hearing Kurtz's voice, even as he tries desperately to forget him and find his own voice again.

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