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I feel like if Conrad wanted to show that no one was safe in the Congo, then a white person would have died. The Helmsman, while holding more power than most of his people, is still a native of the Congo and they are constantly being killed.

I agree with this. It also happens when Kurtz dies. Nobody is prisoner. Not even the man who is controlling half of the horror that he whispers as he dies. Kurtz, like the helmsman are leaders and the death of these two prominant figures just goes to show all is fair in war.

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