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Character Analysis of Lord Jim Throughout all of Conrads writings there has never been one character which stood out the most like Jim in Lord Jim Jim is a person destined to be a hero but too shy and scared to be considered one When reading the opening paragraph one would be led to believe that Jim is a great man destined for fame From his appearance he would scare many with his great size and muscular makeup He was and inch perhaps two under six feet powerfully built and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders head forward and a fixed from-under stare which made one think of a charging bull His voice was deep loud and his manner displayed a kind of dogged self-assertion which had nothing aggressive in it He was spotlessly neat appareled in immaculate white from shoes to hat Conrad 1 Jims appearance nonetheless is obscured by a mist of darkness which hinders his human nature DiMauro 95 Overall Jims physique shows the great hero he should be but his lack of wanting to be a hero is relevant in his true self Jim dreamed of adventures and had a great imagination of seeking fame However dreaming still is not reality As the novel opens Jim is a trainee on a ship which has not yet explored the regions of the sea His dreams have given him an unrealistic image at sea He actually has no true sense of what the sea is like on account of his inexperience of what to do when he is at sea Conrad 14 Through all his many dreams of being a hero he has yet to prove that he is able His mind gives him and ideal self which he will thrive to live on in his imagination wanting his imagination to become reality will be unexplored in his life Overall Jim feels cheated or more
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