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Joseph Conrad

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Marlow, Chapter 11 e was a youngster of the sort you like to see about you; of the sort you like to imagine yourself to have been. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Oxford University, The Dawn Watch:Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Exile Jim retreats from an unforgiving world into exile on an island. Lost Honor In an act of cowardice, Jim betrays his inflexible moral code. Themes Illusion vs. Reality Jim’s heroic, unflinching self-image fails to match his behavior. Merchant-adventurer, entomologist, and idealist; helps Jim revive his dream of heroism Stein Vengeful, latter-day buccaneer; sets in motion tragic events resulting in Jim’s death Brown Seasoned British sea captain; witnesses and relates Jim's struggle for moral redemption Marlow Idealistic yet flawed young seaman whose heroic dreams are destroyed by a moment of fear Jim Main Characters Polish-born Conrad traveled the world for 16 years as a seaman in the British merchant navy. Mining the rich depths of his experiences and insights, he created a stirring tale of a young man’s seafaring adventure that explores ideas of lost honor, shattered ideals, and the pursuit of dreams. JOSEPH CONRAD1857–1924 Author In retreat from the world, Jim at last becomes the noble fellow of his dreams. Self-Exile & Redemption Jim chooses life over honor, becoming a social outcast with nowhere to hide. Jim’s Fateful Jump In the safety of rural England, Jim envisions an adventurous life at sea. Birth of Seafaring Dreams Lord Jim is the tale of an idealistic young seaman who, in a moment of fear, shatters his dreams of glory. In one cowardly leap, he abandons a damaged ship and betrays the unbending moral code by which he lives. Denounced by society, Jim seeks redemption on a remote Malaysian Over the Side& Into the Wild OVERVIEW English Original Language 1900 Year Published Joseph Conrad Author Lord Jim Adventure Novel

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