Lord Jim Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Lord Jim

In Lord Jim, an english sailor has to deal with the aftermath of a poor decision. He abandons what he thinks is a sinking ship, loaded with passengers, but soon discovers that it never sank. He has to deal with white society's opinions. He finally escapes to a Pacific island where he finds happiness, although his past does catch up to him.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   19th century Inside culture (main char)    -   British Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   Pacific islander Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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