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Summer Reading Project Lord Jim The main character of Lord Jim is none other then Jim He is also referred to as Lord Jim and Tuan Jim Jims main goal in life is to be understood by someone anyone at all Jim does a lot of day dreaming His dreams consist of a hero him performing some kind of a heroic act But despite all the day dreaming he never does perform his Heroic deed When Jim had the chance to perform his first heroic deed he failed He was on a ship transporting pilgrims but when the ship was hit by an object in the water he and the other shipmates fled for their own lives Jim is about thirty years old and he cant ever forget or run away from his failure on his first sailing assignment Jim does receive his greatness by becoming the Trade manager on a remote-trading island There he finds his lover his best friend and settles a war between the people of the island and their so-called leader But despite all the good that has happened for him he is confronted with another situation when a sort of pirate arrives at the Island He himself stays inactive in the fight between his people and the pirate so he sends his best friend to do the fighting His friend fails and is later killed because of a mis-comunication Jim takes responsibility for his death and is in turn killed by his friends father Marlow is an interesting character in the book He is the narrator of the whole story Like Jim He can not escape his past mistake from the Pitna first sailing assignment Marlow cannot escape meeting people who have something to do with Jim Marlow first sees Jim at a trial for Jim and his shipmates He is interested in Jim and his story Marlow has pity on Jim and tries to
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