Explain why you think Apocalypse Now is a canonical text.

I believe that Apocalypse Now is one of the sacred movies that deserves to be a canonical text. The movie is based on the book Heart of Darkness and brings up many memories to people who have fought in wars, or any conflict for that matter, as it encompasses how humans are really ruthless savages who kill each other to survive. The value in both in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now is that the further we get away from ‘civilization’ we become mad and resort back to or prehistoric instincts of killing.

Despite showing the dark side of humanity, Apocalypse Now is fantastic at being relatable for many people, not only for those who have experienced conflict, but for anyone who loves an adventure.


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