Heart of Darkness

Second paragraph pg 109 “I got my appointment… being had not been touched after he fell” – Heart of Darkness

This paragraph depicts the death of a company Captain named Fresleven. He felt he was wronged in a transaction involving the Chief of the village. The way in which the passage is described is jarring. The captain went to defend a sense of self, beat an old man and was murdered by the mans son. That quest for self respect, in hindsight, seemed futile. It also marks the killing of a leader by the bloodline of a leader