Center of Darkness is known as one of many greatest novellas in the English language. Critics have discussed the reasons behind this last fraud: some feminist experts watch the rest as an act of condescension; different commentators claim that Marlow wants to preserve his own illusions about Kurtz; but others see the rest as a thoughtful work that functions to distinction Marlow's mankind with Kurtz's inhumanity.
When Marlow eventually meets with Kurtz, the mythic number is near death, ravaged by illness. After the demise of Kurtz, Kurtz's girl returns to Belgium and visits Marlow. Like lots of stories and Conrad's books, Center of Darkness relies upon the author's individual experiences inpart.