Lord Jim

Lord Jim: Chapters 3-5

  Summary – Chapters Three, Four and Five In Chapter Three, the calm of the waters and the array of the sleeping passengers are described. Jim does not see ‘the shadow of the coming event’; the only shadow on the sea is that of the black smoke coming from the funnel. Jim thinks of how …

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Lord Jim: Chapters 6-8

  Summary – Chapters Six, Seven and Eight The authorities allow the inquiry to go ahead with just hearing Jim’s account of events. It is impossible to find out now what damaged the ship, but nobody there wants to know this anyway. Whether those attending know it or not, they are drawn by psychological interests. …

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Lord Jim: Chapters 1-2

  Summary – Chapters One and Two The epigraph by Novalis introduces the reader to one of the main themes of trust in Lord Jim: ‘It is certain my conviction gains infinitely, the moment another soul will believe in it.’   The main part of the novel begins with a description of a man who …

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Lord Jim: Novel Summary

Summary – Chapters One and Two The epigraph by Novalis introduces the reader to one of the main themes of trust in Lord Jim: ‘It is certain my conviction gains infinitely, the moment another soul will believe in it.’ The main part of the novel begins with a description of a man who is an …

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