Lord Jim - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 78 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Lord Jim.
This section contains 311 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Lord Jim Study Guide

Jim watches as they struggle, almost comically, with the lifeboat and refuses to help even when the chief engineer points desperately into the distance and Jim sees an approaching squall; if the damage alone wasn't enough, the arrival of the storm would surely sink the boat. Instead, he continues slashing at the ropes, trying to cut the other lifeboats free from the ship. Finished, he returns to the same spot and watches as the men finally succeed in launching the lifeboat.

He resolves to meet his fate with his eyes shut, but he cannot and upon opening them for a second time, sees the third engineer, a man by the name of George, collapse, ostensibly from a heart attack. The three others call to George from the boat below, pleading for him to jump. The squall arrives, and at the first gust of wind and hiss of...

(read more from the Chapter 9 Summary)

This section contains 311 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Lord Jim Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
Lord Jim from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.