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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?


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


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.


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


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.


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

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