Write a 5 pages paper on heart of darkness the apocalipse now. Kurtz. It can be thus easily determined that the novel, “Heart of Darkness” and the film, “Apocalypse Now” centers round the trajectory of a man through the exotic, wild and dark path of Africa and Vietnam respectively consequently cruising the gruesome and dark abbeys of hypocrite and civilized society. Thesis Statement This essay intends to explore the subtle areas of both the novel, “Heart of Darkness” with the film, “Apocalypse Now” and set a parallel matrix between the two aesthetic pieces from different age, and medium. Moreover, the essay tries to strike a hint upon the meticulous use of symbols in both the works and compare them. Parallel Between “Heart of Darkness” and “Apocalypse Now” A deep delineation into the plot of the novel and screenplay of the film will launch its readers and viewers into a conclusion that the themes of Imperialism like a thread running through both the pieces. One who has comprehended both the novel “Heart of Darkness” and the film” Apocalypse Now” will definitely launch themselves into a realm where they would be compelled to accept the fact that “Apocalypse Now” is not a film with complete individuality. On the contrary, it is at places mere transportation of the plot of the novella, “Heart of Darkness” into silver screen. However, a deep delineation of certain factors imbibed within the structure of the film will definitely indicate that “Apocalypse Now” is a film that was merely inspired by the novella, “Heart of Darkness”. There are many aspects which can be said simultaneously running through the film and the novel.