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Character Role Analysis


It's called Lord Jim. Need we say more?

Well, yes, we do need to. Because while this is Jim's story, he is far from the typical adventure novel hero. He is at turns cowardly, foolish, rash, and even annoying. Still, we can't help but feel for the guy, and we root for him to come to terms with his past and find a place to call home.