Study Guide

Lord Jim Characters

By Joseph Conrad

Jim

Oh Jim. We want to like you, we really do. After all, you are the star of the show, and the whole...

Marlow

Marlow, Marlow, Marlow. He's a slippery fellow, isn't he? For someone who spends the whole novel...

Jewel

She's the apple of Jim's eye, the jewel in his Patusan crown, the love of his life (okay, that...

Gentleman Brown

Gentleman Brown is not, we repeat, not a gentleman. Point of fact: dude's a pirate. That doesn't...

Cornelius

Evil stepfather, scheming sidekick, sniveling coward, general nuisance. Cornelius is the thorn in...

Stein

Call him Marlow 2.0. An adventurer and naturalist whom Marlow seeks for help in getting Jim a...

Captain Brierly

In a moment worthy of the opening scene of Sunset Boulevard, no sooner do we meet Captain Brierly...

The Patna Crew

The German captain of the Patna opted to abandon ship at the first sign of trouble. That's really...

Doramin

Doramin is one of the book's most prominent leaders and father figures. On Patusan, Doramin is...

Dain Waris

Dain Waris is the Robin to Jim's Batman, the Sam to Jim's Frodo, the ice cream to his apple pie....

Minor Characters

This Scotsman was a friend of Stein from back in the day. Alexander helps introduce Stein to his...