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This man is part of Marlow’s crew and he pilots the ship. Marlow writes him off as just another part to the ship, but his thoughts about him change after the natives attack the boat and kill the Helmsman. Marlow must carry the Helmsman’s dead body and throw him overboard. Marlow realizes that the relationship he had with the Helmsman is more real than any relationship he can have with Kurtz.

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