Empire of the Sun Characters

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Jim

Jim is the main character of the novel. The novel covers Jim’s life from ages 10 – 14, right before he is imprisoned to right after he is released. Up until his imprisonment, he has enjoyed a privileged life as a single child of wealthy British parents. He attends private school and has a host of servants and a governess to look after him. Jim exhibits both a fearlessness of the dangers and an enthusiasm in the instruments of war. He loves the planes, the ships, and the brave soldiers. His enthusiasm and fearlessness don’t wane even when he’s interred, which may be a big reason he survives. Reuniting with his parents, however, is Jim’s biggest motivation to stay alive in camp. For such a young person especially, Jim is remarkably brave.

Mr. Maxted

Mr. Maxted is the father of Jim’s closest friend, Patrick, who has...

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