BOOTLICKER

King To

2010-09-16

I think the knowledge came to him at last - only at the very last. But the wilderness had found him out early, and had taken on him a terrible vengeance for the fantastic invasion. I think it had whispered to him things about himself which he did not know, things of which he had no conception till he took counsel with this great solitude - and the whisper had proved irresistibly fascinating. It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core.

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Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. London: Penguin, 2000, p. 95.

The Dark Knight¬†reminds me of Heart of Darkness. This book and movie aren’t really¬†anything alike, but both Kurtz and the Joker are terrible people, and in that sense they are the same.

This passage sums up the whole book, for me, and I think about it.