By J. M. Lybyer
This brief novel tells the tale of a tender guy trying to discover a existence on the planet of seafarers. fact invades one's plans, notwithstanding. by way of the tip, cowardice and inadequacy hang-out the protagonist. it is a vintage of mental fiction.
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They were totally dependent on him. Their dependence was Jim’s total responsibility. Jim was suddenly granted power. Thus, it was no wonder that Jim told Marlow that he had a sudden, jarring sense of isolation and loneliness. ” From now on, the natives would look to Jim for Truth. Commentary Chapter 26 establishes the fact that Doramin, his wife, and their son Dain Waris are a very closely knit family, with Dain Waris being the son of their later life. Likewise, Conrad (Marlow) is anxious to establish the close bond of friendship that exists between Lord Jim and Dain Waris.
Having been branded as a coward and his certificate cancelled, what worse fate could befall Jim? Conrad hints at one possible “worse” fate in the episode concerning Chester and Robinson, who are two of the most disreputable men of the South Seas—in fact, one of them, Robinson, has long been suspected of cannibalism. These two horrible creatures typify the dark powers that wait to swallow a discouraged and rejected man. They are introduced to show the change that is taking place within Marlow because Chester’s suggestion fills Marlow with utter loathing.
Also, he maintains that “there is a point—there is a point—for the best of us there is somewhere a point when you let go everything. ” Thus, the man who faced death for thirty hours refuses to either condemn or judge Jim. Conrad (or Marlow) then returns to the time of the trial—just before the judging, when Marlow finally feels that Jim has suffered enough indignation and therefore offers him money (200 rupees from Captain Brierly and more from himself) so that Jim can simply leave, disappear.