Lord Jim - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

Defeated, Sherif Ali fled the country in ignominy, and the Rajah remained in a state of constant fear for his own fate at the hands of Jim. Here, Marlow sketches for the reader, the story of Jim's wife, whom Jim called Jewel, and remembers a rumor he had encountered on his journey (and only later connected with the woman) about how the mysterious white man in Patusan had acquired a gem of enormous size that was altogether priceless. Jim, it would seem, is infatuated with the woman, and it is told to Marlow how she is treated with great respect and care and with whom Jim walked side-by-side, every day.

Chapter 28 Analysis

It is Marlow who, through a slip of the tongue, inadvertently sows the first doubt in Doramin's mind about Jim. Confronted with the question of whether Jim would not leave, as...

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