Lord Jim - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

After a forgettable business meeting, Marlow finds Jim leaning over the parapet of the quay and takes him back to his room where Marlow at once begins writing letters to friends and acquaintances. For a time, Jim simply stands in silence until at last he steps out onto the veranda. During this time, Marlow reveals to the reader that he felt a responsibility for Jim and that he was all that stood between Jim and ruin, even death.

Chapter 15 Analysis

Again, it would seem, Jim contemplates suicide. He is leaning over the railing, ostensibly to look, when Marlow arrives. So, Marlow is Jim's savior in more than one sense. In his room, when Marlow hears Jim step out onto the veranda, he almost half expects to hear Jim jump to his death and even thinks for a moment, that death would be an...

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