Re: Lord Jim-behavior + Marlow
- The way the book is written certainly makes the
reader concentrate on the characters - their
personalaties and their motives - rather than the plot.
<br><br>My interpretation of Jim so far is that he's just a
normal decent young man who has perhaps read too many
adventure novels when he was young. In his own mind he's
always noble and heroic but when his courage is
eventually tested he is unable to act. He just can't handle
the real situation and freezes rather than trying to
rescue others or himself for that matter. After the
event he is full of remorse because he still sees
himself as a heroic person and he can't stand others
thinking of him as a coward. His behaviour of always
fleeing from his past only makes him redicolous in my
eyes. <br><br>About Marlow: He is taking a very active
interest in the fate of Jim. I can't help but think that
he is actually homosexual and that he became
infatuated with Jim's good looks the moment he saw him and
later fell in love with him. Nothing wrong with that I
suppose. <br><br>Just my thoughts on the main characters
There's a long list of links that appears at the left of the screen
starting with "Home" and continuing until it gets down to "Calendar"
which is the second to last entry in the list.
I'm new here too but as I understand it there is an entry for the
Alexandria Quartet in March (and no entry so far for April) because
the group is going to be reading all four books of the series which
will take a while.
--- In modernlibrary100greatestbooks@y..., "missemilyophelia"
> Is there a current discussion calendar that someone can send tome?
> I poked around the website for a bit, and couldn't find one.