View Full Version : Heart of darkness quote explanation

Jennifer Smith
04-20-2006, 05:44 PM
Can anyone help me to explain this quote? I really don't know what to write.

"In and out of rivers, streams of death in life, whose banks were rotting into mud, whose waters, thickened with slime, invaded the contorted mangroves, that seemed to writhe at us in the extremity of an impotent despair. Nowhere did we stop long enough to get a particularlised impression, but the general sense of vague and oppressive wonder grew upon me. It was like a weary pilgrimage amongst hints for nightmares."

What do you think he means? What does he expect to find?